Delaney Trushel, daughter of Tim and Ginger Trushel, is a junior at Brentwood High School and a member of the Varsity Girls Basketball Team.
She plays the positions of small forward and shooting guard. This season, she said her biggest victory was scoring 21 points against Franklin High School, five of which were three-pointers.
Trushel started playing in fifth grade after her father started a team. She played with her sister and said it was originally just something she wanted to try out. Eventually, she said, they both “fell in love with it.”
When asked what inspires her to train and compete she said, “I want to be the best that I can be. I need to constantly train to achieve my goal. It’s so much fun to win as a team.”
One of her biggest role models is a former coach, Alissa Visbeen.
“She now coaches at Sewanee and she taught me so much and really made me enjoy playing basketball,” she said.
Her current coach, Myles Thrash, said of her, “Delaney has displayed an incredible amount of focus and determination on the basketball court with career highs in points and rebounds in the last couple weeks. The Bruin family should be excited and proud of her for these accomplishments.”
Outside of basketball, Trushel said she enjoys spending time with her friends.
After graduating from BHS next year, she hopes to go on to play college basketball. She is currently undecided as to where she will attend.