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Claremore Sequoyah’s Sidney Roland : Athlete Spotlight - Presented by Red Crown Credit Union


On the softball field, Sidney Roland, a junior at Claremore Sequoyah High School, does most of her work in the pitchers’ circle but can also get it done in the batter’s box. 
After softball season, Roland plays shooting guard on the Lady Eagles basketball team. Roland returns as the leading scorer after averaging 9.9 points per game as a sophomore. The three-year starter is known for her shooting, and Roland says she’s working on getting better at rebounding and on the defensive end.
In the spring, Roland competes on Sequoyah’s track and field team. Roland is the third leg for the 1600m relay and runs in the 400m relay, one-mile relay, and two-mile relay. 
Whenever Roland isn’t competing in athletics, she’s involved in NHS, Cherokee Honors Society, and Spanish Club. Roland is also a part of the Cherokee after-school program, where she competes in speaking, writing, and historical events of the Cherokee Nation. Her team competes against other schools twice a year and has finished first every year aside from one year in middle school.
Roland carries a 4.0 GPA and has completed seven concurrent semester hours at Rogers State University. Once Roland graduates, she will be on track to have completed 25 college credit hours, which is essentially her freshman year of college.
Upon graduation, Roland plans to either continue taking classes at Rogers State University or attend another university that’s close to Oklahoma. Wherever she attends, Roland wants to study to become an accountant or lawyer.

In her spare time, Roland enjoys reading and camping with family and friends. Roland mentioned her grandmother, Sherry, as being an inspiration throughout her life.