Bak Star Nashani Gilbert shows great talent

Eighth grade communications major, Nashani Gilbert, is one of Bak’s star players this year as she is the captain of the volleyball team.

“I lead my team by motivating them and making them believe that we can win,” Gilbert said.

But, volleyball was not the only thing on Gilbert’s mind. She was also a point guard for her basketball team, where she scored at least 15 points per game.

“In basketball, I have good ball handling and I can score to help my team,” Gilbert said.

She has been playing basketball for five years and knows that basketball will take her far. But, with every star player comes challenges to overcome.

“I struggle with trying to know the other players skill level. I overcome this by getting used to the players,” Gilbert said.

She has set some goals for both volleyball and basketball season.

Gilbert said, “For volleyball, I want to get into the playoffs. For basketball, I want to win another championship.”