Caddo’s Emily Robinson : Athlete Spotlight - Presented by Stuteville Ford of Atoka
By Derrick Smith
There is a lot of effort that a student-athlete must put in so that they can be successful and reach their full potential. It is more than just showing up for the game and competing. Emily Robinson says the work will pay off if you are willing to do it. “There is a lot of work, time, and dedication required to be successful,” she said. “But, it has been really rewarding to see all my work and sacrifice pay off.”
Robinson is a sophomore at Caddo High School. She plays shooting guard for the Lady Bruins basketball team and for the softball team, she plays pitcher and utility. Outside of sports, Emily is also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
As a student-athlete, Emily has had different people that have made an influence on her life. But she says that there is one person that she looks up to as a role model. “I have always looked up to Kaite Lou Samuelson,” she said. “She played basketball for UConn and that is where I have wanted to go since I was a little kid.”
There is also a group of people that have made an impact on Emily’s life. “My favorite teachers are probably my coaches,” she stated. “They help me to be a better player and person every day.”
Robinson has accumulated quite a list of accomplishments during her career. She was named the 2019 First National Bank Classic Tournament MVP, 2020 Bryan County Conference MVP, and was named to the 2020 Bryan County Tournament All-Tournament Team. She was a finalist for the All-Texomaland Player of the Year and was the Class 2A leading scorer with 521 points, with an average of 19.3. She and her teammates were the 2020 district and regional champions, area consolation champs, and advanced to the state tournament, which was cut short due to the pandemic.
While she enjoyed all of those moments and awards, Emily says that there is one of them that stands out as her favorite. “My favorite moment was beating Cashion last year,” she said. “With that win, we advanced to the state tournament.”