MERIDIAN, Miss (WTOK) - Our third member of the 2018 All-Scholastic Sports Team is a guard whose hard work on the court is equaled only by her hard work in the classroom.
“Whatever you see on the court for Kyarrah is what you also see in the classroom," Choctaw Central counselor Claire Threatt said of Grant. "Focused, determination, work ethic, motivation, wanting to take the harder classes.”
Last season, Grant averaged 11 points, four assists and five rebounds and helped lead her team to the 3A State Championship. Perhaps more impressively, she also has a 4.364 GPA. Regardless of the activity, Grant puts effort into whatever is in front of her and sees her future as motivation.
“We know that what we do now, has to prepare us for the future. And in the classroom – getting our education – it will make our lives a lot better," Grant notes. "We don’t take anything easy. We have to work at it, that’s what we were taught to do.”
And work hard is what Grant has done. She and twin sister Kyannah spend hours outside of practice shooting baskets, running and in the weight room – which has not gone unnoticed by head coach, Bill Smith.
“She and her sister work just, they work harder than any girls I’ve ever coached. And, you know, they’ve reaped the benefits of all the hard work they’ve put in through the years.”
Grant has aspirations of working in sports medicine, which comes in part from her excitement of learning new things.
“Learning new things is just, it kind of, excites me," she said. "Like what is there that I haven’t seen, what I haven’t done, what I don’t know – and the mysteries behind it.