With memories of her high school athletic highlight still fresh in her mind, Smithton Lady Tiger junior guard Kaley Snapp didn’t have to think long when asked about it.
“It would have to have been last night, I had a triple-double against La Monte,” said the 16-year old Snapp. “I had 10 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.”
Snapp is averaging 10 points and 7 rebounds a game this season It is her third year as a member of the Lady Tiger team.
“Basketball is my favorite sport,” said Snapp. “It’s because of our team. We are so close and we spend so much time together. We get along so well.”
She started playing basketball in first grade in the Sedalia Parks and Recreation Program and played in the Smithton Youth Sports league for three years, and then played two years of junior high before moving up to the varsity as a freshman.
Snapp has played two years of high school volleyball, sitting out her sophomore year to concentrate on her A+ program grades. She took up the game her eighth grade year in junior high.
Kaley is a catcher on the softball team at Smithton, she plans to play her third season of high school softball this spring.
Snapp is a good student with a 3.26 grade point average and is ranked 17th academically in her 43-member junior class. She is scheduled to take the ACT Feb. 8. She plans to go to State Fair Community College and then transfer to the University of Missouri-Columbia to major in nursing or occupational therapy.
“Academics are more important than sports,” said Snapp, who is currently taking weighted course Algebra II at Smithton. “They take you farther in college and life.”
In her small amount of spare time, Snapp enjoys all kinds of art and spending time with her friends and family.
Besides the three sports teams, Snapp is a member of the Future Business Leaders of America, A+ and AFS.
Snapp has a younger brother, Trey Snapp, an eighth grader at Smithton and a younger sister, Jenna Snapp, 11, a sixth grader.
She is the daughter of Ginger and Shannon Snapp, Smithton.