Sports are one thing Logan High School senior Bethany Olsen (right side of picture) loves. Throughout her four years in the north side of the Beehive State, she has played four sports and lettered in three.
When asked about what her experience has been like playing four sports throughout her time at Logan High School, Bethany stated, “Through doing a variety of sports, I’ve been able to meet and grow close with many people and I love that.”
Bethany played basketball as a freshman and sophomore, tennis from sophomore year until now, cross country freshman and senior year, and track and field all four years. So far she has been a three time state qualifier after qualifying in tennis and track last year and tennis this year.
When asked what she thought her greatest sporting achievement was, Bethany couldn’t decide between either her State performance her junior or senior year. She did know what her favorite memory was though. This year she won region in first doubles with her friend Cambrie Anderson (left side of picture).
Though Bethany was second place in region in third singles last year and advanced to the state semifinals, winning region with her partner this year after losing twice to the favored Ridgeline duo was the icing on the cake for her high school tennis experience. This would be the equivalent to sister sensations Serena and Venus Williams winning a world doubles competition. Serena is Bethany’s favorite female athlete.
Team sports do come with funny experiences. One time her friend Kate tried and failed to jump over the tennis net during practice. This video made it to the school Oscar’s night and won an Oscar.
Sleep is a rare occurrence for someone who juggles three sports, school and student government but it has come in more abundance since she doesn’t play any winter sports.
This sporty girl knows to give advice as well as receive it. “Perfect practice makes perfect.” is the best advice she has received. If Bethany could do high school sports over again she would have practiced more. She definitely enjoys practice more than Allen Iverson ever did.
Bethany still has one more sport to complete her illustrious career. Bethany will run track in the spring. She qualified for state in the 800 and the 4×400 meter relay last year. She was also a member of the school record setting 4×800 meter relay.
When asked what her main goal is for the rest of high school, Bethany said, “I would like to continue to be outgoing and meet new people in different grades and pass my AP tests at the end of the year!”
Good plan Bethany. No love lost.