"She started playing probably in the fifth or sixth grade," said her father, Alan Eaton. "But she really didn't like it. She was really into soccer. ... But we're a basketball family, so she couldn't really escape it."
It was her performance, and that of her Springville teammates, in the state tournament her freshman year that turned Eaton from a talented soccer player into this year's Ms. Basketball. In addition to leading the Red Devils to a 4A State title, the junior guard verbally accepted a scholarship offer from BYU and was named the 2010 Gatorade Player of the Year.
"She had a good state tournament, and they went further than Springville had since about 1990, so she was excited," said Alan Eaton.