Featured Athlete of the Week: Paige Bragg, Basketball Greencastle High School

Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Paige Bragg (Banner Graphic/JAY LOCKETT)

Paige Bragg was born on April 4, 1998 to Wally Bragg and Kim Eldridge. She has two younger brothers.

Bragg is a senior basketball player for Greencastle High School and she also plays softball for the Tiger Cubs.

Her favorite subject in school is U.S. History and her favorite teacher is Daniel Hanke.

Bragg enjoys reading mysteries and non-fiction history books and she likes to watch movies.

Her favorite foods are Chinese and Italian food.

BG: What is different this year about being a senior?

PB: Being a senior comes with a lot of responsibility. This team is different than last year's team or any team I've played on at Greencastle. Our camaraderie is great. We are so close. The other two seniors (Allison White and Bethanie Burgeson) especially. We've grown together. It's a lot of fun playing with this team. The extra responsibility is nice and having a team that comes together the way we do makes it easy to try. We want to bring the girls into the program because they are willing to follow in our footsteps.

BG: Who are some of your biggest supporters off the court?

PB: Definitely my family and my parents. All of my family and I have a great group of friends. They come to every game. They are their own little cheer block. They like following along with our teams.

BG: What is the biggest difference when preparing for a softball game as opposed to basketball?

PB: The softball games I'm a little looser. It's probably because it's spring with nicer weather and simpler times. In basketball I'm very focused and very zoned in. Softball I'm looser and I get to play in the dirt."

BG: Which sport do you like better and why?

PB: Basketball because of camaraderie. And the coaching staff. It's been a much better four years for basketball.

BG: What is your favorite thing about your teammates?

PB: They are all fun to play with. You don't have to get on to someone as a teammate because we all know what coach expects. We know what to do and we know how to work together.

BG: What has it been like playing with Coach Brad Key for so long?

PB: It's awesome. He has a great program and we all know what to expect. He's really close with us.

BG: What are your post high school plans?

PB: I plan to go to college. I am still waiting back to hear from Sewanee which is my first choice in Tennessee. I plan to go to college and hopefully be a history professor.

BG: What got you interested in teaching?

PB: Well, I used to want to go into psychiatry but my love for history developed more and more. I want to be a teacher but I don't think I'd want to be at the high school level. So collegiate level is what I want to go for.

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