Multiple Teams · Committed to Excellence — Connecting with Kenzie Bowers


As the world works to stop the spread corona virus, our nation’s sports scene has come to a halt — and rightfully so.  Although we are unable to practice or plays games as we do our part to mitigate the damage from this virus, Kent City student-athletes have taken their training home with them, demonstrating the self-discipline and work ethic that exists in the Eagle nation.

For those looking for a way to stay active and return from this departure from our normal routines in better shape and stronger than when you left, we do have PLT4M workouts accessible online that can be done at home without the use of any equipment.   We are extremely lucky to have this resource, as it offers professional guidance for our student-athletes who are already using this program paid for by the Kent City Sports Boosters.  If you do not have access contact Coach Gropp at zach.gropp@kentcityschools.org and he will help you get connected.

Today we are going to check-in with two time all-state basketball player Kenzie Bowers.  Bowers broke the school record this season for points scored in a career in only her junior season!   Bowers and the Eagles won a 6th consecutive conference championship and their third consecutive District championship, falling in the Regional semi-finals to defending State Champions Pewamo-Westphalia 40-37.   This spring, Bowers plans on playing softball for the Eagles, a sport she also excels at from her shortstop position.  It is no wonder why Bowers has been so successful, she has continued to work on her game even if it means she has to work out in her driveway at home.

1. How have you kept yourself busy?
To keep myself busy I have been shooting, as well as sleeping a lot, binge watching Netflix and hanging out with friends.
2. What do your at home workouts look like?
Most of my at home workouts are me shooting in my driveway and doing cardio and ab workouts.
 3. What do you miss most about school?  Why? 
The thing I miss most about school is being around some of my friends and not being able to play sports.
4. What book are you reading?   Would you recommend it to a friend?  Why or Why not?   
I’m reading “Relentless” by Tim Grover. I would recommend it to a friend because it’s about being the best in what you do and what it takes to get there.
5. Who in Kent City has made a positive impact on your life?   What have they done for you?  
My basketball coach Scott Carlson has made a huge impact in my life, he is always expecting the most out of me and is always getting me in the gym when I want to work and get shots up.
6. What is something you will never forget about the 2019-2020 basketball season?   
The main thing I won’t forget about the 2019-2020 basketball season is the fun team I got to be apart of, this is a team where I can truly say we were like family. I’m also gonna remember winning lots of games of course!