Tayler Burwick participated in volleyball, track and basketball all four years while in high school. She was All-Region in volleyball her senior year. In track she was part of the 4×800 relay team that finished fifth, fourth and third in her sophomore, junior and senior years and fifth in the 4×400 meter relay at the 2017 State Track and Field Meet. She was also a starter on the third place basketball team in the 2017 Regional Basketball Tournament. She also broke the Night Hawk record for most 3-pointers made in a game during this last basketball season.
By SHELDON CHRISTENSON
For The Record
Other awards that she achieved included numerous Star Awards and Outstanding Performances at State and Regional Band and Choir. She was first in Website Development at State FBLA, second place two years in a row in Chapter Scrapbook at State FBLA and first in Write It/Do It and Entomology at Regional Science Olympiad.
Her preparation for being the best athlete she could be was by working hard in practice and remembering that practice is the most important step to becoming a great athlete. She pushed herself to reach the goals she set out for herself and the goal of becoming a leader for those younger than her.
Her parents were her biggest inspiration. She said that “they pushed me to be the hardest worker and to do my best in everything I do. They are also my biggest supporters.”
As far as good advice she received, she said “to work hard for your accomplishments and show everyone what you’re capable of.”
Some of her funniest moments in sports were the many times she had been body slammed to the floor during basketball games and bringing a plastic baby named Chuck to every game as the team’s good luck charm.
She commented that her biggest disappointment was the volleyball team being ranked second as a team in the regional volleyball tournament and then losing in the second round.
She plans to attend North Dakota State University in Fargo and pursue a career in Radiologic Sciences.
Tayler finalized by adding that she wants “to thank everyone who has supported me throughout my high school career. I also want to thank all my teammates, because without them I would not have had the opportunities and memories that I will carry with me forever.
I would like to add that Tayler always gave her best on and off the playing field and was a joy to watch in her sports.