Blackwell’s Tori Wood – Character Counts Presented By Blackwell Regional Hospital

The Blackwell Character Counts Honor goes to Tori Wood, a senior basketball player for the lady maroons. As a senior Wood has a clear understanding of her role, which includes leadership.

“I think that my role is to drive, help create motion and really focus on defense and trying to stop people. I really try to help everyone stay positive and just try to make the best out of every situation. Just really try to help my teammates when their down and just also try to make sure we’re moving out on the court,” said Wood.

With it being her senior season Tori also realizes her time at Blackwell is winding down.

“I think I’ll definitely remember my teammates and all the fun times with our coaches,” said Wood, “also just all the work we put in to make it to where we did.”

Outside of basketball Wood plays softball for Blackwell, starting at center-field in fast pitch and left field in slow pitch. She also helped lead the cheer squad to a regional championship this year.

“It was a really nice feeling, because we hadn’t won it since my freshmen year so it was just great to go out as champs,” said Wood.

In the classroom Wood has a 3.4 GPA and is a member of the Pep Club, Newspaper and Yearbook and was a Girls State Delegate. After high school she plans on attending NOC Tonkawa to cheer and major in education. She is currently a teacher intern at Blackwell Elementary School.