Gabby is inspired by friends to play her best

December Athelete of the Month 2015


Gabby Grinnan '18 has made great impressions this season with her basketball skills and willingness to be a team player. Assistant Athletic Director Taylor Kelly has complimented her as one of the best players to come off the bench this season. She has attended Collegiate since kindergarten and believes in the power of teamwork. This is why Gabby has been selected as December’s Athlete of the Month.

What was your reaction when you found out that you were named the Athlete of the Month?

I was extremely surprised and excited to have this opportunity because I know my hard work is paying off.

What sports (and positions) do you play at Norfolk Collegiate?

I play lacrosse in the fall and basketball in the winter. I am a shooting guard on the girls’ varsity basketball team, and I play attack on the varsity lacrosse team.

What has been one of your greatest sports accomplishments to date?

One of my greatest accomplishments so far was having the chance to play varsity basketball and lacrosse my freshman year. That was really a great opportunity.

What are your goals for the team this year? How will you go about achieving them?

My goals for the team this year are to be the best in our league and to have a good season. I hope to become more like a family, and to do this we should keep practicing like a team, get along and bond together.

What is your favorite thing to do when not in school?

I play lacrosse outside of school as a club sport, and I play pickup basketball. I also enjoy spending time with my friends and go to see them play their sports when I'm not playing mine.

What advice would you give to someone looking to give basketball a try?

I would tell them to try it out and to keep their head up even if you're not great the first time because it will get better.

Who inspires you (in sports or life) and why?

I have a few close friends that graduated from Collegiate who inspired me to continue playing sports and be my best because they were good athletes.