Underwood multisport athlete Ally Johnson is an important component on this year’s Rockets girls’ basketball team, as one of only three other seniors, Johnson is known on-court for her persistence and indomitable spirit that has a way of inspiring teammates.
Parents: Jenny and David Johnson.
Field of study: Speech pathology.
Plans after graduation: MSUM.
Sport: Volleyball, basketball.
Hobbies: Spending time with family.
Q: How do you feel the season is going?
A: It’s been going well we’ve played a lot of difficult teams but we’ve held our own when we played them, they’re really close so as the season goes on we’ll be able to push through the last couple minutes of the game and take the win.
Q: What’s been the biggest hurdle for success this year?
A: I feel like we have a pretty young team besides our three seniors, we do have a younger bench — which is good and bad — but it’s a lot of learning points.
Q: What do you see for the future of the basketball program after you graduate?
A: I think it’s going to do really well, we have a lot of good elementary coaches and junior high coaches that really work on fundamentals and keeping the kids in the program and working hard with them.
Q: One memory from your sports career that stands out more than others?
A: When Brenna Tinjum hit the buzzer-beater three to win. It was a playoff game in Morris — we call it ‘The Morris Miracle.’ That was fun, it was my sophomore year.
Q: How would you like to be remembered as an athlete here at Underwood?
A: I’d like to be remembered for giving my all, never giving up and pushing through hardships.