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Madi Bucci

Kylee Peck, Sports Writer

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Desert Vista senior Madi Bucci has received a scholarship to Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California. She says that she wants to go to PLNU because she likes the community feel and the awesome ocean view.

“I want to go there because I love the community aspect,” says Bucci ,”and I felt like a fit in really well and of course the ocean views are a plus.”

Madi says that during college she wants to improve her running abilities and better her team. After college she wants to continue to run recreationally to better her skills.

“During college, I hope to become a stronger, more experienced athlete who can contribute uniquely to my team,” says Bucci “Even after college I plan and continuing to run because it’s truly a lifelong sport and there are always opportunities to improve.”

Madi says that she started running because she really enjoyed elementary school running activities, but she continued because her dad helped her train.

“I started running because I loved the Turkey Trot in elementary school,” says Bucci “and I knew I could grow so much at the sport. My dad is a runner too so he was my biggest inspiration and he helped me to start training.”

Madi says that the team is extremely close and that they are like a family. She also says that the team has inspires each other every day and everyone gives their 100% effort.

“I love running with Desert Vista because the team is like my second family.” says Bucci “My teammates and coaches are incredibly supportive and make practices so much fun! Everyone always gives their best effort for the benefit of the team, and that inspires me to do the same.”

Madi says that the team has lots of fun, whether it be inside or outside of practices. She says that they also really push and encourage each other, which benefits the team as a whole.

“Like I said before, the team is like my second family,” says Bucci “We all look for ways to encourage and support one another, and we always have fun together, both in and outside of practices.”

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