Sand Springs’ Sabrina Usher – Character Counts Presented by Cecil & Sons Discount Tires

By Derrick Smith

Every high school student-athlete knows that in order to be a good athlete, you have to show up to practice and know the game plan. Sabrina Usher says that you have to put in the extra time outside of regular practice if you want to be a great athlete.

“Reaching the level of success I have has required putting in the extra hours and working my hardest, even when no one is watching.”

A senior at Charles Page High School, Sabrina plays catcher for the softball team. She has played softball for eight years. 

Kimi Presnell, Usher’s former teammate and current member of the Rogers State University softball team, is who Sabrina looks up to as a role model. “I look up to her because I have always loved her hustle and her dedication to the sport of softball.”

Sabrina has been in many classrooms throughout her educational career, but there is one teacher that has made the biggest impact on her. “Mr. Price is my favorite teacher because he taught me to persevere and not be afraid to make mistakes.”

She is thankful for all the support she has while she is on the field, but there is one fan that has stood out. “My grandpa has been my biggest supporter ever since I started playing. He has always encouraged me to be the best I can be.”

A character athlete is a title that Usher is proud to carry because she knows that is not given to every athlete. “To me, a character athlete is the ideal athlete that everyone strives to be like and looks up to.”

Outside of athletics, Usher is also a member of the National Honor Society. After graduation, she will be attending Rogers State University on a softball scholarship, while majoring in nursing.