D9and10Sports.com is highlighting returning high school student-athletes this summer. The year in school listed next to the athlete’s name is the year the athlete is entering this fall.
ABBEY JEWART – SOPHOMORE – MONITEAU
Parents Names: Mike and Heather Jewart (dad is the head boysʻ basketball coach and assistant baseball coach at Moniteau)
Sports Played: Volleyball, Basketball, Track and Field
Siblings: Zack Jewart (23), Jake Jewart (21), Sam Jewart (19)
Social Media Handles: @ajewart92 on Instagram and @ajewart_11 TikTok
2020-21 Highlights: Helping my team make it to the D9 basketball championship my freshman year. Running a sub-6 minute mile my freshman year. Winning every regular-season track race I was entered in before I was injured and therefore helping my team win the KSAC during this track season.
College Athletics plan if applicable: I would love the opportunity to continue my athletic career in college but, since I am just becoming a sophomore, that is a little far in the future.
Q&A With Abbey Jewart
D9and10Sports: How did you first get involved in sports and did you like it?
A: My family is very sports-oriented. It was like second nature. Not only with sports but with working out and CrossFit too. My oldest brother Zack especially helped me get into that side of sports. I really loved it from day one.
D9and10Sports: Who has been your biggest influence in life and why?
A: In my life my biggest influences are my older brothers. Most noticeably for sports my brother Jake really inspires me to do better every day. He tore his ACL his senior year of high school and wasn’t really able to play basketball. But he worked hard and got back for the baseball season. The effort he puts in and his love for sports really inspires me and makes me want to be better. It reminds me that you never know which game will really be your last. He always wants the best for me and is just always there for me. I don’t know what I would do without him. Well, I guess he could be nicer to me at home but what are older brothers for you know?
D9and10Sports: What is your favorite high school sports memory?
A: So far my favorite high school sports memory is without a doubt beating Redbank in the first game of the D9 basketball playoffs this year. And to top it off making a hilarious TikTok with my team to celebrate it.
D9and10Sports: What is your favorite social media platform and why?
A: My favorite social media platform is probably TikTok because I get to have the most fun with it and it takes me back to my dancing roots.
D9and10Sports: What would someone who is meeting you for the first time be surprised to find out about you?
A: One thing that most people don’t know about me is that my brother Sam was born with multiple chromosomal abnormalities, meaning he is severely disabled and isn’t able to perform most of the daily functions and tasks that people take for granted. It has helped me realize that there is still a lot of judgement in the world towards people with disabilities of all kinds. Knowing this makes me want to help those who can’t always defend themselves.
D9and10Sports: If there was one period in history you could go back to, what would it be and why?
A: I love the movie Grease and all of the dancing in it so I would probably want to go back to the 1950s
D9and10Sports: What will you tell your kids someday about living through the COVID-19 pandemic?
A: It was a time that everyone learned a lot more about who they really were.
D9and10Sports: What is your ideal place to live? Country, City, Suburb and why?
A: Definitely the country. That’s where I live now and I love it. It is so peaceful and you have so much space to do whatever you want. I would like to still be within 45 minutes of a city though because there are always some nice places to run there and fun things to do.