Athlete of the Week

Multi-talented Ramsey McNabb a Liberty HS standout

HILLSBORO, Ore. (KOIN) -- Ramsey McNabb is a staple for Liberty High School in more ways than one. The senior, a 3-sport athlete, sings the National Anthem, plays with her family's band and just released her first single.

Basketball coach Melanie Wagoner said Ramsey's one-of-a-kind. "If you're not ready after Ramsey sings the National Anthem, you're never going to be ready to play."

Ramsey said it's a "really cool feeling getting up there and actually be a part of the team. And it just makes me feel like I can contribute so much more now that I sing."

She'll take her talents -- which include singing and scuba diving -- to Oregon State University next year.

"My parents just wanted me to be the best I could be and really just branch out and find out what I like," she told KOIN 6 News. "I decided that I liked it all."

She was 11 when she took the mic with her family's band for the first time.

"My dad’s the drummer-slash-guitarist, my grandpa’s a guitarist and I’m the lead singer," she said. "We started out as just 3 and we grew. My cousin on my granpda’s side joined and we just made it a band and started gigging and just have grown from there."

She just released her first single and she decided which of her talents she's going to focus on: singing.

"It's something that’s really constant in my life. Soccer and basketball and track have always, they’ve been there to keep me in shape and competitive and making friends. I haven’t really been the best at them," Ramsey said. "I excel in singing moreso than sports so I decided, it’s just, my voice is always something that I’m going to have with me so I just thought I’d continue it."

But her coach said Ramsey is irreplaceable.

"Ramsey’s one of those players who comes through a program and you can’t replace the person, the whole thing the whole thing she brings," Wagoner said. "You know, there’s different pieces and aspects but as a whole package, Ramsey’s got it all."


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