Leon's Amya Bryant - WTXL Scholar Athlete of the Week

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Posted at 12:33 AM, Feb 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-15 06:18:37-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) - Any high school senior athlete wants to make their final year one to remember. So far, so good for Leon's Amya Bryant, as Leon has already tripled their win total from a season ago.

"We were struggling at the beginning of the season, but the more we played together, the more we got chemistry together," said Bryant. "We've grown together."

That growth, not just seen within the team. For Bryant, she's learned to leave it all out on the court.

"She's been a big part of what we've tried to do here and she's been a Varsity player for the last four years," said head coach Bruce Daniels. "She's going to be missed. Her attitude, her off season workouts, her leadership, all those things are going to be very important to us in the years coming and the fact that she's not going to be around next year is going to be really tough. In fact, I hate to even thing about it!"

"This has been the most amazing season I've had," she added. "I think I've seen more growth in me than any other season, confidence wise, skill wise, IQ wise, just I've grown."

She's grown on the court while keeping things consistent in the classroom, and Bryant has a perfect 4.0 GPA.

"Education is key, because that can take me anywhere," she said. "I basically just prioritize the things that I need to do. Schoolwork comes first, then I'll go to basketball."

"She's a role model, she leads by example," added coach Daniels. "She's kind of to herself. She's a real humble kind of kid. She's a pleasant kid to coach, a pleasant kid to work with."

A kid that's looking to finish strong for a program that's mean so much to her her entire high school career.

"I'm just going to give it my all these last couple of games!" she said. "I'm not going to put on a Leon Lion uniform anymore after this. I'm definitely going to push really hard."

Push really hard to leave that lasting mark for the Lady Lions.