Sara Young

This week's Lee-Scott Athlete of the Week is Sara Young, a senior who plays shooting guard for the Warriors' basketball team.

The Auburn Villager: When did you get your start playing basketball?

Sara Young: I started when I was in fifth or sixth grade.

AV: What position do you play?

SY: I started as a shooting guard, and I sometimes play point guard.

AV: What position do you prefer?

SY: I like shooting guard. I like to just get open and make the plays. I don't like starting the plays, if that makes sense.

AV: Do you have a player you look up to or who you would consider a role model?

SY: I don't really watch that much college ball, but when I do watch it I just notice how hard they play. And I just want to have confidence like they do, and that's kind of grown on me.

AV: As a senior, you're in a leadership role now. How does it feel to be in that position?

SY: It's pretty different, but I like it. It's been good year so far. I've really enjoyed being one of the oldest.

AV: How has the season gone so far and what are the goals going forward?

SY: The season is going all right. We've obviously lost a few, but we haven't given up and I think we're really going to finish out strong. We've had a lot of confidence. We're good at building each other up now. We've gotten really good at that. Just believing and pushing the pace.

AV: Do you play any other sports?

SY: I run track and play soccer. I used to play tennis and run cross-country, but I don't do that anymore. I just stopped that so I could focus more on basketball. And I wakeboard during the summer in my spare time. 

AV: Are plans coming into focus for after you graduate?

SY: My grandfather started our family business, Young's Plant Farm, and that's where my dad works. And my grandfather passed away not too long ago, so my dad took it over. And I'm hoping to take it over after my dad in a couple years. 

AV: Are you going to school?

SY: Yes. I'm going to go to Auburn and study agriculture and horticulture, and then try to take the family business over later on.

AV: How does it feel trying to carry forward the family legacy?

SY: It's really exciting. 

Interview by Brian Woodham

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