2014 Scholar-Athlete runner-up scholarship winners

by Jenni Carlson Published: June 29, 2014
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MOORE: BRIANNA McARTHUR

Athletics: First-team Big-All-City softball as a senior. Member of two state runner-up teams. Honorable mention Big All-City track in the 300 hurdles. Will play softball at Central Arkansas.


Academics: Weighted grade point average of 4.3. National Honor Society.

Activities: Class officer. Key Club. Fellowship of Christian Athletes officer. Prom committee co-chair. Special Olympics and Sooner State Games volunteer.

Quote: “Brianna is successful because she takes on each academic and athletic challenge with enthusiasm and determination. She is always prepared ... with a smile and positive can-do attitude.” — Liz Butcher, government teacher

College choice: Central Arkansas

Also nominated: None

NEWCASTLE: JESSI HILDEBRAND

Athletics: Seven-time individual state champion in swimming. Three-time champ in the 100 butterfly and 500 freestyle. Also won the 200 freestyle once. Broke the state record each time she won the 500 free at state. Three-time first-team All-City. All-City swimmer of the year as a sophomore. Will swim at Evansville.

Academics: Scored 26 on the ACT. Weighted grade point average of 4.2. Valedictorian. National Honor Society.

Activities: Math Club.

Quote: “She is truly an amazing young woman in every sense of the word.” — Dale Berglan, athletic director

College choice: University of Evansville

Also nominated: Katie Riojas

OKLAHOMA SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND MATH: VIOLET VICTORIA

Athletics: Ranked eighth nationally among junior single scullers. Will compete in world rowing junior championships later this summer in Germany. Member of rowing junior national team that represented U.S. in Spain last year. Will row at Columbia.

Academics: Scored 34 on the ACT.

Activities: German Foreign Exchange Program. Oklahoma Young Talent and Scholastic Award for Photography.


by Jenni Carlson
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Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football...
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