Get to Know: Blooming Prairie senior Riauna Bishop
Riauna Bishop is a senior at Blooming Prairie High School.
Q: What sports do you compete in?
A: Volleyball and softball.
Q: What’s your favorite sports memory?
A: Hitting a double to win the game for us in playoffs against BA.
Q: What have you learned from sports?
A: I have learned how to work with people I would normally not work with in my daily life. I have learned to be coachable and work hard since there is always room to improve. I have learned that no matter if you sit the bench and cheer your team on or if you are a star player, you have an important role in the outcome of your season.
Q: What is the hardest part about sports?
The hardest part about sports is learning how to manage your time with school, sports, and a job or two.
Q: How do you keep your focus when competing?
A: I am able to keep my focus and tune things out but it has taken a lot of confidence and practice. It also makes it easier knowing my whole team and coaches have my back no matter what happens.
Q: Who is your biggest sports role model and why?
A: (Former NRHEG and Gopher star) Carlie Wagner. Although I don’t play basketball anymore, she was from a small town nearby and I watched as she became something bigger than a high school athlete. She not only was a star player, she has a humble and kind personality and radiates positivity.
Q: What is your dream job?
A: To become a nurse practitioner.
Q: What is your favorite food?
Q: What are your plans after high school?
A: I am attending Minnesota State University, Mankato and plan to major in nursing.
Q: How are you staying connected with teammates and friends?
A: The first few days I hung out with a few friends. We have now been doing group facetimes and talking for hours, which is fun.
Q: How do you feel about missing out on portions of your senior year?
A: I am extremely sad that I may not be able to play my favorite sport. I have been looking forward to this year since the last game that we lost against Mable-Canton. I have been working hard in the off-season and preparing for the successes that this year would have brought us.
Q: How are you passing the time on break?
A: I have been trying to stay active by running and lifting using the equipment we have at home and I have been trying to stay in touch with friends.