Rush Springs' Ashlynn Crabb – Canadian Valley Tech Center Athlete Spotlight

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Rush Springs senior Ashlynn Crabb is a dual-sport athlete, playing softball since she was four and basketball since she was ten. Her inspiration to play softball stems from her mother.

“My mom always talked about loving softball so I wanted to play just like she did,” she said.

While her mother is someone she looks up to for her love of softball, Crabb admires both of her parents for their work ethic and the lessons they have taught her over the years. She also looks up to her coaches who have been influential in her life.

“My Mom and Dad have been big role models for me. They have taught me that I need to work hard on and off the field; no matter what it is I need to give it my all,” she said. “My coaches Troy Cox and Wesley Bryson have also been huge role models for me. They have taught me to make the most of what I have because it doesn’t last forever. They took a sport I loved and made something I never wanted to end.”

Crabb says that the thing she loves most about being a student-athlete at Rush Springs is seeing all the hard work pay off and making those around her proud.

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“My favorite thing about competing for my high school is the feeling of accomplishment,” she said. “Knowing that you took what you were given and used it to make not only you and your team proud but also your school.”

Crabb is someone who gives her best effort in all aspects of her life.

“I strive to make myself better by giving my all in everything I do, from sitting in the classroom to playing on the court or on the field,” she said.

Outside of sports Crabb is involved in FCCLA and FCA, and is a member of National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society. She is also concurrently enrolled at Canadian Valley Technology Center in the Early Care and Education program.

“I chose this program because I love teaching little kids new things and seeing them understand what we teach,” she said.

She says that the thing she enjoys most about her classes as CV Tech is “getting to see the children everyday and building a unique bond with each one of them.”

After graduation Crabb plans to attend Murray State College and earn her degree in child development.