By Sreya Kumar and Rana Aghababazadeh
It had become a habit. She tied her shoelaces, making sure she they were taut. She tightened her ponytail, and quickly huddled with her teammates to do a cheer before entering the court.
This has been the life of sophomore Kelli Kosakura for as long as she could remember it. She recalls one of her first interactions with the sport, when her parents signed her up for a basketball class as she was starting kindergarten.
Kosakura’s journey with basketball is something of a common occurance not only for herself but for other athletes and their sports as well. Find out more about how other athletes deal with extreme commitment towards their sport by watching the video below.