VYPE’s 411: Sammons led the calvary


Denton Calvary was one step away from a Class 3A TAPPS girls state tournament appearance, before falling to eventual state champ Midland Christian Academy.

Leading the way during Denton Calvary’s successful 19-11 season was Gracie Sammons, who averaged double-digits in scoring for the year. Sammons earned first-team, all-state honors in her senior swan-song season. She was also a dual-sport athlete, running long-distance track and cross-country.

VYPE caught up with the senior to see what makes her tick.

VYPE: Who has been your biggest influence in your sporting life? And why?

SAMMONS: My biggest influences in my sporting life have definitely been my parents. They have always supported me in everything and have set great examples for me to work hard and stay dedicated.

VYPE: What has been your greatest high school memory so far?

SAMMONS: My greatest high school memory so far has been my senior basketball season because I had the opportunity to play with my younger sister, Faith.

VYPE: What’s your biggest strength? Or what do you bring to your team?

SAMMONS: My biggest strength is my desire to see my teammates succeed. I enjoy pushing them in practice and creating opportunities for them to score in games.

VYPE: What do you see yourself doing in 5 years?

SAMMONS: In 5 years, I see myself in medical school studying to be a physician of some sort.

VYPE: What advice would you give a younger athlete starting his/her HS career?

SAMMONS: The advice I would give to a younger athlete starting their high school career would be to never ever take a second for granted – work at and enjoy the sport every chance you get. Time flies!


VYPE: What do you do outside of sports?

SAMMONS: Outside of sports, I enjoy spending a lot of time with my family and supporting my brother, Jadon, and sister in their sports.

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