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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?

A: Pasta.

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.