Share “2014 Scholar-Athletes: Part 1”

by Jenni Carlson Published: June 29, 2014


Athletics: Team captain in basketball. Comet of the Year award. Four-year letterwinner. Two-year starter.

Academics: Grade point average of 3.6. Most outstanding physics student.

Activities: Junior Rotarian. ASTEC student ambassador. Homecoming king. ASTEC Comet of the Year.

Quote: “His talents are amazing because of the way he utilizes them unselfishly and without any concern for recognition. This is perhaps his greatest attribute and one that cannot be said for many. He has had a profound influence on our school and on me personally.” — Timothy Braun, physics and chemistry teacher

College choice: Central Oklahoma

Also nominated: April Tobias, Rodney Walker


Athletics: Honorable mention Little All-City in softball as a senior and sophomore. Lettered four years in softball, two years in basketball. Will play softball at Oklahoma Wesleyan.

Academics: Grade point average of 4.0. Scored 23 on the ACT. National Honor Society. Nominated for Oklahoma Wesleyan Presidental Leadership Scholarship.

Activities: Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Youth group.

Quote: “I can tell you that after watching her interactions for the past three years, she demonstrates love and forgiveness to everyone. She is honest and a great friend to all of us.” — Dr. Don Wentroth, principal

College choice: Oklahoma Wesleyan

Also nominated: Sierra Flemming, Connor McRae


Athletics: Member of state championship team in slowpitch and runner-up team in softball as a senior. Made state three times in softball, three times in slowpitch and once in basketball. Will play softball at Seminole State.

Academics: Grade point average of 3.9. National Honor Society.

Activities: Student council secretary. Students Against Drunk Driving. Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Quote: “Shelby has been able to balance leadership roles on the court and field while still devoting herself to the pursuit of excellence in her academic courses.” — Christian Herring, English teacher

College choice: Seminole State

Also nominated: Chase Brum, Rachel Wade


Athletics: All-district honorable mention in baseball. Member of two academic state champion teams in baseball and two in football.

Academics: Scored 31 on the ACT. Weighted grade point average of 4.4. National Honor Society. Spanish Honor Society.

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by Jenni Carlson
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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