Coweta’s Amanda Geneva – Character Counts Presented By BancFirst Coweta

By Rachelle Rogers

Amanda Geneva, a Coweta native, has loved basketball since she started playing in the third grade. Now a junior, she’s a forward for the Coweta Lady Tigers. Getting to participate in the Tournament of Champions at ORU and spending time with her teammates in a high intensity environment are some of her favorite memories, but the life lessons learned on the court are what she will remember most.

“Basketball has taught me how important it is to build friendships and have each other’s back,” says Amanda. “Making sure you have a good support group and learning how to work with each other has taught me leadership. It has also taught me how to take and give constructive criticism.”

School is very important to Amanda. She currently has a 4.1 GPA and is concurrently enrolled in college courses. She’s an active member of the National Honor Society and on the Honor Roll. When she’s not busy with school, you will find her spending time with her family and friends or at other athletic events going on in the school. It’s important to her to support all the other student activities the same way they support her in basketball.

Amanda’s parents are always there to support her and are also her source of inspiration.

“I just aspire to be a hard worker like them,” she says. “I want to make them proud. I feel like they have given me the opportunity to succeed, both academically and in athletics.”

Spending time with her youth group and living in a small town her entire life has taught Amanda the importance of community and has had a big impact on her life.

“I’ve had so many people influence my life and I try to learn from as many people as I can,” she said humbly. “My whole family and my whole support system have all made a huge influence.”