By Amanda Kearney
“Players Only” is a special column written by Harding athletes. In this week’s issue: Lady Bisons’ sophomore guard Amanda Kearney tells us what it’s like being an athlete that is involved with a Spring Sing show.
What is it like being a college athlete involved in Spring Sing? It is tough, but well worth it.
I am on the basketball team, and even though our season has ended, we still have off-season workouts. A typical day for me looks like: waking up, going to class, trying to find some time to cram in homework and study, head to basketball workouts, and then going straight to Spring Sing practice until 10 or 11 p.m.
Don’t get me wrong, it is a lot of fun. I thrive off of being busy. However, there are some times when I wake up, and I don’t know how I am going to make it to the end of that day. I am doing Spring Sing with womens’ social clubs Ju Go Ju, Ko Jo Kai, and men’s social club Sub T-16. Our show is about a bunch of ants that are invading someone’s house, then exterminators come and try to get rid of the ants, but they don’t actually die. The ants come back to life and are stronger than before. Everyone involved in Spring Sing has really impressed me with their passion and work ethic. We have all been working very hard, kind of like ants do.
It has been so encouraging seeing all the work that everyone has put into the show finally come together. I have said that I wanted to do Spring Sing at least one year in college, and I am really glad I chose this year.
Although it is hard balancing everything, I have had the opportunity to talk to so many awesome people through the process. I am very excited to be a part of one of Harding’s biggest weeks of the year. It is going to be special.