Calumet's Brianna Myers – Basketball Spotlight Presented by Integris Edmond
By Derrick Smith
Family is a big part of a lot of our lives. They help shape us into who we become in life. For Brianna Myers, some of her family has served as role models for her life.
“The biggest influence on my life would be my brother, Travis,” she said. “Growing up, I watched the amount of time and effort he put into basketball and I was so inspired by his dedication that I wanted to be just like him. He has supported me throughout my career and has given me the best possible advice to better myself. Another influence on my life would be my sister, Morgan. She has been one of my biggest fans and I wouldn’t be where I was today without her and her amazing family. Thirdly, would be my dad. He was my first coach and he taught me so many valuable life lessons throughout the game. I have been extremely blessed to have such a supporting family.”
Myers, a junior at Calumet High School, is a member of the basketball team as well as the cross country and track teams. She says that to be successful in athletics has required a big commitment from her.
“There has been hard work, time in the gym, dedication, a great coach, and outstanding teammates," she said. "You have to always have faith in yourself and remember that attitude is everything.”
Even though she has put in a lot of work to get where she is, Brianna says that there is no way she could have done it all on her own.
“I would like to thank the school board, my coaches, my team, my family, my friends, and the community for always standing behind me and supporting me In all of my accomplishments.”
There have been some memorable moments during her athletic career, but Myers says that there are a few that standout as her favorite so far.
“My favorite moment was making it to the state basketball tournament in the 2019-2020 season," she said. "Even though it was cut short due to covid, it was cool just making it there. I also made it to state in cross country that year as well.”
Myers still has plenty of time to make more memories in her high school career, and will be one to watch on the court as she does so.