Jan. 23rd, 2013; Scholar Athlete of the Week; Bri Goble

Jan 28, 2013 12:53 AM

Not every high school athlete has the chance to to play their sport at the next level, but for Oroville high basketball player Bri Goble, her dream is becoming a little more realistic, as Sierra College is showing serious interest in obtaining her services.

However, before she can think about the future, Bri has a little unfinished business as a tiger first.

Every day during practice Bri Goble gives 100%.

Smetimes she'll put in extra work before or after practice, not because she has too, but because this emerging post presence knows hard work equals success.

"It just builds so much more confidence. Ijust love the game no matter how tough practice is, I'll just keep coming back," said Goble.

Bri's hard work has helped lead the Tigers to a 15-3 record, as she is second on the team in scoring and first in rebounding.

Part of her motivation comes from last year's Division 3 section title loss to Paradise and wanting that return trip to Chico State.

"I'm pretty proud to be a part of a winning team especially when it comes to Oroville because everyone always thinks that we're the underdog but as long as we don't underestimate the teams we play I think we can accomplish that," added Goble.

When it comes to her education, Bri hasn't lost site of hitting the books as hard as she hits the hardwood, carrying a 3.8 GPA while working in other areas on campus.

"She's on yearbook staff this year, she's in the digital photography classes, she helps out with different major events on campus, she's very involved," said Oroville basketball coach Tom Frazier.

That's because Bri knows hard work brings you one step closer to making your dreams come true. Next year, she's leaning towards attending Sierra College to continue playing basketball.

"It's a top notch program in the state and I think she could really contribute there and the coach is really excited to have her go down and be a part of that program," said Frazier


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