"They instilled in me, at a very early age, to be competitive," Bandak said. "I started basketball in the third grade."
Volleyball came in the sixth grade and tennis last year.
In the days leading up to the state tennis tournament she and her brothers worked out daily at the Kanawha City courts.
While the males in the family provided the competitive push, her mother provided plenty of moral support.
"She's really wonderful," said Bandak, whose mother recently began taking tennis lessons. "No matter what, she encourages me.
"It is fun when we all get together on the weekends and play tennis, or basketball, or even volleyball."
The encouragement, however, never translates into pressure.
"I feel that as long as I try my best it is good enough," Bandak said.
That attitude explains why there always seems to be a smile on her face.
"She is the type of girl who is always early for practice, focused, never puts anybody down, and is always finding something positive to say," Kuncher said. "The only bad thing is she doesn't give herself enough credit."
Bandak admits she gets down on herself.
"Of course I do," she said. "I get down but when you do get down you have to remember there is so much more to accomplish so why dwell on the past".
Basketball is easily her favorite sport and she admits to thinking about concentrating on it exclusively.
"I've thought about it a lot," Bandak said. "I just can't do it."
Following a brief pause and a thoughtful look to the ceiling, she said: "yet."