Fairview's Bristin Grove – Character Counts Presented by Pete Eischen Chevrolet

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By Kelsey Baucom

Fairview senior Bristin Grove is a dynamic point guard for the Lady Yellowjackets. She has 12 years of experience on the court, getting started young in the sport thanks to her childhood best friend.

“My first grade best friend and her family are big basketball people, so they got me involved in YMCA ball during the first grade and I’ve fallen in love with the game since,” said Grove.

In addition to basketball Grove is also involved in track, cross country, FFA, and National Honor Society. She loves competing for Fairview for many reasons, but the support the team receives from the community is her favorite.

“My favorite thing about competing for my high school would have to be all the love and support they give my team and I,” she said.

With her final season as a Yellowjacket underway, Grove has high hopes for the remaining time she has on the court.

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“Our season has been pretty good so far,” she said. “I hope that as a team we get better with each practice and game so by the time March rolls around we will be achieving our goals that many of us have dreamed of achieving for so long.”

As a senior, Grove strives to be a leader on her team. She is willing to put in work to earn the respect of those around her.

“My motivation to be a good teammate and leader is the fact that I will be respected and looked up to,” she said.

Someone who Grove looks up to as an example on and off the court is Kaydee Judd.

“A role model for me in and out of basketball would have to be Kaydee Judd,” she said. “I grew up watching her play basketball where she was able to win state her senior year. She’s taught me to work hard, be a good leader, and to keep following my dreams despite the difficulties.”

Upon graduation in the spring, Grove plans to attend Oklahoma State University to major in Animal Science with the Pre-Vet option and work hard to get into veterinary school afterwards.