Kaleigh Bottoms, daughter of Kim and Derrick Bottoms, is a junior at Brentwood High School and this week’s Kerr & Co. Realty Athlete of the Week.
She is a member of the Girls Softball Team and plays the position of third base. This season in a game against Page High, she hit a home run resulting in a tied score. In the end, the Lady Bruins came out on top.
Bottoms started playing softball when she was six years old. She said the competitive nature of the sport is what made her “fall in love with the game.”
When asked what inspires her to continue training and competing she said, “I want to be the best athlete I can be and I do it for my team because they are counting on me.”
BHS Softball Coach Erica Powell said of Bottoms, “She made some amazing defensive plays during the district tournament and also hit the ball really well. She always has a positive attitude and gives 100 percent.”
Her biggest role model is her father, Derrick. She said, “He encourages me and teaches me all the things I know in the game and pushes me to be the best I can be.”
Bottoms describes herself as athletic, competitive and a fighter. Outside of softball, she enjoys working out, spending time with friends and traveling.
After graduating from BHS, she plans to further her academic career in college.