Girls are twice as likely as boys to drop out of sports by the age of 13.
Micaella Riche sets her goals high. She is a 6'3" center and averaged 13 points and 8 rebounds per game last season for the University of Minnesota.
"There's this feeling and passion that you get just when you score a basket," said Riche.
Girls are twice as likely as boys to drop out of sports by the age of thirteen, but life is still dribbling and drills for Micaella.
"Wanting to be the best, that's definitely, at the end of the day, that's what I want," said Riche.
Nicole Lavoi, with the University of Minnesota, studies girls and sports.
"We have record numbers of girls participating in sports at every level," said Lavoi.
In 1972, one in 27 girls play high school sports. Now, it is one in three.
There are still hurdles to overcome. Girls see female athletes on television less than two-percent of the time.
"So, what does that tell young girls? My athleticism isn't as valued as my male counterpart's," said Lavoi.
She says that in 30 of Sports Illustrated, females appeared on less than four-percent of the covers.
Lavoi believes that girls need successful athletes to emulate.
New reports show 82% of women executives played organized sports after elementary school, and 60% said it gave them a competitive edge over others in the business world.
Athletes not only compete, they build work ethic, ability to handle pressure, build teamwork, and confidence.
Micaella said she's learned the value of playing sports and is ready to succeed, on and off the court.
Recent studies out of Fortune Magazine show that when it comes to men and women, 95% of Fortune 500 executives participated in high school athletics.