Beth Fleming, daughter of Ellen and O.J. Fleming, is this week’s Athlete of the Week.
She is a junior at Battle Ground Academy and a member of the Girls Softball Team. She plays the positions of short stop and first base for the team. This season, she had a batting average of .667.
Fleming started playing tee ball when she was about 4 years old. When she was 10, she decided to join a travel softball team and has been playing ever since.
When asked what inspires her to continue training and competing she said, “I get inspired by watching my teammates compete and get better around me.”
One of her top role models is her father. She said, “He’s faced a ton of setbacks throughout his life and has always kept a smile on his face and persevered through them all.”
After graduating from BGA, she plans to go to college to pursue a major in psychology. One day, she hopes to become a psychiatrist.