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Five Questions/Quick Hitters: Whitney Welk

10/07/2022, 3:30pm CDT
By Chuck Thompson

This edition of Five Questions & Quick Hitters is with Whitney Welk, a talented 2025 Point Guard from Bismarck Legacy High School (ND) who plays club hoops with Bearstail Basketball. Thanks for your time Whitney!

 

 

1. You attended Jamestown camp this summer. Were you able to get to other camps as well, and what were some of the things you were able to learn and take away from getting the chance to work with college coaches?

Aside from the Jamestown camp, I was able to attend multiple camps with my high school team including one at Black Hills State University and one at the University of Mary. We also were able to travel to Wisconsin Dells and to Sioux Falls for camps this summer. While attending the Jamestown camp, I was able to learn a little about the culture of their women's basketball program and participate in college drills and instruction. It was all a great experience. 

 

2. Legacy reached the State Tournament Quarterfinals last year, ultimately claiming the Consolation Championship. What are some of your team goals for 2022-23 and what are some of your personal goals and ways you feel you can continue to grow your game this year?

My team goals are to work well as a team, improve over the season as a team,  and qualify for the state tournament again. My personal goals include being a defensive threat, playing to my best ability, being a good teammate, and assisting my team in any way I can. 

 

3. As a Point Guard, what do you see as your primary responsibilities both on and off the court?

My primary responsibilities as a point guard are to take care of the ball offensively, pressure the ball defensively, and be a leader on and off the court. 

 

4. Bearstail basketball has developed some quality players in North Dakota. What are some of the things you've enjoyed most playing with Bearstail and what are you looking forward to in the upcoming 2023 club season?

I have enjoyed playing for Bearstail over the past four years because the director (Wylee) strongly supports our team. We have access to resources to develop skills, the ability to practice as a team, and I have the opportunity to play with a great group of girls. I am looking forward to experiencing new tournament opportunities, developing and executing new skills, and simply just playing on the travel court in 2023. 

 

5. You are a multi-sport talent at Legacy. How do you feel being involved in both basketball and track and field make you a more well-rounded athlete, and do you ever have any time constraints in the spring while running track and playing club hoops?

I do feel that being in basketball and track makes me a more well-rounded athlete because it pushes me to remain physically active and allows me to develop different skill sets. It also allows me to compete with other athletes and work with different coaches. When I am in season for a particular sport, I try to focus my attention on that particular sport. 

 

Quick Hitters:

1. Quickest player you've had to defend: Addy Massey

2. Favorite visiting High School gym to play at: Watford City 

3. Dream Vacation: Mexico!

4. Favorite place you've traveled to for a basketball game or event: Wisconsin Dells

5. Biggest phobia: arachnophobia

6. Favorite music genre: chill rap

7. Toughest class: AP Biology

8. Favorite Actor or Actress: Jerry Seinfeld

9. Last item you lost: my favorite leggings

10. Favorite Netflix Series: Stranger Things

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