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IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (5-9-22)

IHSAA Tip of the Week (5-9-22)

"Promoting Education-Based Athletics in Indiana"

While watching the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race this past weekend, it brought back memories of many upsets I have witnessed or read about in the history of sports.

Big upsets don't happen every day, but they do happen.  At this year's Derby, an 80-1 shot (longest race odds of the 20 horses that competed), Rich Strike ridden by Sonny Leon, won the race, despite no mention of him prior to the start of the race.  

If you are a high school athlete participating in sports, team or individual, there is always hope when you are the underdog.  Are there upsets every day?  No, but there will be upsets from time to time in your sport or event.  

Some upsets are bigger than others.  There is no greater satisfaction in sports than winning a game/match or event that no one gave you a chance to win.  Those are the ones that you will remember forever!


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IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (5-23-22)

"Promoting Education Based Athletics in Indiana"

When you make a commitment or promise to do something, is it your goal to follow through with the result?  

NBA star Steph Curry is one of the league's all-time greats.  He is known as the greatest 3-point shooter in the history of the game.

However, his mom will remember him for something else, which is much more meaningful to her.  When Curry turned pro after his junior year in college, he promised his mom he would return to Davidson and earn his degree.

Well, Curry did just that.  It didn't happen until 13 years later, but Curry said it was his promise to his mom that inspired him to complete his college education.  

While Curry has had so many success stories, this might be his biggest accomplishment.  It's all because of a promise he kept to his mother!


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