Wilburton’s Shaina Spears – McAlester Area Softball Feature – Presented by Fenton Nissan of McAlester

By Derrick Smith

Success is what every athlete that steps on the field of play strives for, no matter what the sport. But success is not something that is just handed to you, it is earned. And Shaina Spears knows what it has taken for her to get where she is.

“It has taken a lot of hard work,” she said. “Also having my teammates and coaches push me to get better each and every day.”

Spears is a senior at Wilburton High School. She is a member of fastpitch softball and basketball teams. She says her best memory of her high school career is when her team made it to the state tournament during her freshman year.

There are three people that Shaina looks up to in her life. They are her dad, coach Lowder, and Coach Mabry.

“I look up to them because they always find a way to make me the best version of myself,” she said. “And they are the type of people I hope to be one day.”

When she is not competing in softball or basketball, Shaina likes to compete in drag racing.

“My dad got me started in drag racing,” she said. “We spent many hours in the shop working on the truck he was supposed to be racing until he quickly figured out i loved it too. So now, I’m the driver and he takes me to race all over the state.”

Shaina is also a member of the Student Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), National Honor Society (NHS), Oklahoma Indian Honor Society (OIHS), and Service Learning.

There is also a little bit of advice that Spears received that has helped her throughout her athletic career.

“Coach Gibson taught me that there is nothing my teammates and I are not capable of if we work hard.”