IT'S in her blood.
That's the only explanation keen athlete Monika Faerber, 12, has for her prowess in the sporting arena.
"It just runs in my family.
Basketball is Monika's favourite sport. She's been shooting hoops since she was a little girl.
She said her height gave her an advantage on the basketball court. That and her ability to play any position.
"I just get in there and do my best... just show my talent."
The Kin Kora State School student also plays touch footy. She's even been chosen for the Central Queensland side for both sports.
Monika was down at the Wallabies Rugby League Club's home ground yesterday.
She was there for the Nhulundu Healthy Lifestyles Youth Sports Day. It's just one of the NAIDOC Week activities that have been held across Gladstone.
Monika said it was an important celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
"It's about our people coming together with the wider community," she added.
Her favourite part: dancing in a corroboree.
"It makes me feel proud of our culture."