Albertsons Big Deal Of The Week: Gabi Peters (Eagle)

The Stanford commit is a 4.0 GPA student who has helped lead her teams to state titles in both basketball and softball.

By: Sven Alskog
Published: 3/19/2019 11:01:45 AM
 





 
The Albertsons Big Deal of the Week is a new addition to IdahoSports.com in which student-athletes who excel in the classroom and competitively are selected on a weekly basis to be featured on the site. Each recipient of this weekly honor receives a $100 Albertsons gift card and is featured as a top story on IdahoSports.com.

Our first selection is Gabi Peters of Eagle High School. Peters, a 4.0 GPA student and two-sport star in basketball and softball, has committed to Stanford University where she will play softball at the Division I level. Last season she starred on the mound and at the plate, finishing with an 11-2 record and a miniscule 1.39 ERA. With the bat, Peters hit .474 with 14 homers and 50 runs batted in. Gabi was also selected as the Defensive Player of the Tournament for the 2019 Girls Real Dairy Shootout, helping lead her team to the first championship victory in program history. 

Tell us a little bit about yourself:
When I am not playing sports I really enjoy cooking, hanging out with my friends, being outside and taking naps.

Do you have a nickname? If so, how did you get it?
Either Gabs or G, my friends have always called me that.

What is your favorite sport to watch? Participate in?
My favorite sport to watch is either college softball or college basketball. I love watching them compete with so much passion and energy. My favorite sport to participate in is either softball or basketball. As long as I’m competing alongside my teammates I’m having fun.  


As a student-athlete, which is harder - being a student, or being an athlete? Why?
They are both equally hard in different aspects and I think the most challenging part of being a student-athlete is balancing the two along with time management.

Overall GPA:
4.0

What is the best thing you have learned from playing sports in high school?
The best thing I have learned from playing high school sports is to never give up despite what others might say and to keep working hard. Everything is a process and nothing worthwhile is going to come easy.  

Favorite high school memory, so far?
All of my favorite memories include being with my teammates and there are so many to choose from but one of the favorites that stands out is winning state in basketball this year alongside teammates I have played with since the fourth grade. We worked so hard and put so much passion into that goal as a team—we thoroughly enjoyed the whole process of it. I still look back on that day and smile.  




Who is your favorite teacher? Why?
My Zoology teacher, Mr. Fedigan, is my favorite teacher because his class is very interesting and he is very funny and always has the best stories.  

What kind of car gets you around town?
A Subaru Outback.

Cat person or dog person?
Definitely a dog person.

Favorite food?
My favorite food is either sushi or pizza.

You have an entire weekend with no plans. What do you do?
If I had an entire weekend with no plans I would definitely get some extra sleep in along with spending more time with my dogs and family.

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?
I would want to meet Serena Williams because she has been such an influential leader for all athletes and has persevered through so many challenges yet still continues to dominate in her sport.  

What is something most people do not know about you?
Most people do not know that I am actually very superstitious.

What celebrity would play you if they made a movie about your life?
If they made a movie about my life I would want Jennifer Lawrence to play me.

What was the last song you listened to?
ZEZE by Travis Scott

What are your plans after high school?
After high school I plan to attend Stanford University where I will play softball and study health sciences. The areas of physical therapy, kinesiology and biomechanics really interest me.


When you "grow up" what is your idea of the perfect job?
My idea of a perfect job is doing something that I truly love while helping others.

What is the best advice you have ever received and from who?
The best advice I ever received was from my mom: “whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right”. 

Any shoutouts: 
Thank you to my amazing parents and siblings, who continually sacrifice and have always been there for me and my coaches who have continually pushed and challenged me to be the best I can be—without any of them I would not be where I am today.

 
 


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