Porum’s Kenly Hokit – Athlete Spotlight Presented by Cross

On or off the field, there’s only one way to do something, especially if your name is Kenly Hokit of Porum High School.

“Keep it 100 all the time in everything you do,” said Hokit a sophomore member of the Lady Panthers fastpitch softball team. “Just like our team or as an individual, with the right mind set, attitude and competitive effort, we are unstoppable.”

Posting fastpitch softball statistics including a batting average of .400 while recording a .974 fielding average as a shortstop; Kenly is the real deal according to her head coach.

“She is the teammate every player wants on their team and the athlete every coach wants to coach,” said Porum coach Keely Hallman. “Kenly always has a great attitude and works hard every day. She is the player that is willing to do what it takes for the betterment of the team.”

Hallman credits Hokit for her versatility to helping her team reach its goals as well as earning the respect of her teammates, both upperclassmen and younger players in the Lady Panthers program.

“I have put her at every position on the field and she never complains but instead plays it to the best of her ability,” replied Hallman.  “She is one of the top bunters on our team and I think that is due to focus and determination and her willingness to be the kid to sacrifice whatever for the win.”

Known to her closest friends as “Bea”, Hokit has played softball since she was 3-years old as the pitcher for the Dirt Divas. A champion in the classroom, she maintains a 4.0 GPA including membership in the National Honor Society as well as taking a leadership role with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes group. After high school, her plans include going to college and eventually becoming a pharmacist.

When ask to choose on Olympic event she would like to compete, Hokit was quick to respond.

“Gymnastics, it looks challenging and really fun.”

And one could be certain that Kenly Hokit of Porum would capture the world’s attention the same way she’s earned the respect of teammates and opponents by doing everything with 100 percent commitment.