Order on the court: Ryin Ott
Ryin Ott, La Porte basketball junior, is making a statement on the court why she should be a selection for All-conference and All-state.
Ott has been a varsity starter for the La Porte girls basketball team since her freshman year with a total 196 points and 192 rebounds that year, but Ott was not satisfied with those results and trained even harder the next season.
Ott had an even stronger sophomore season shattering her freshman stats with 374 points and 225 rebounds and was named to the All-DAC girls’ team alongside her sister Riley Ott.
With all the success Ott has had for the past two years, college recruiters have noticed she has could be an asset, and Ott has attracted offers from Eastern Illinois University, Lewis University, Youngstown University, Southern Illinois University, Davenport University, Long Island University, Purdue University-NorthWest, Grand Valley University, and others.
“It’s been a goal of mine for a long time, and I’m thankful for the opportunity because it’s an opportunity that not many people get,” Ott said.
Over the summer, Ott competed on an AAU travel team out of Fort Wayne. She attended a few college elite camps while she continued to work on her strength and conditioning at Urban Fitness, and worked to perfect her shoot at the high school court or outside her driveway.
“She is a student of the game; she is an analytical player. She puts in a lot of extra time, throughout the season and offseason. That’s why she has been heavily recruited by so many college teams,” Robert Walker, head basketball coach, said.
Not only is she a good athlete, but she a great student, maintaining a 4.0 GPA, Its safe to say that she is an extraordinary role model and leader at LPHS.
Ott’s plans after high school are to attend college on a scholarship. She is undecided on which college she will be attending and what type of subject she will be majoring in.
LPHS is fortunate to have Slices that are as dedicated and determined as Ryin Ott.