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2014 Scholar-Athletes: Part 2

by Jenni Carlson Published: June 29, 2014
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CHOCTAW: ALEXANDER THELIN

Athletics: Three-time state qualifier in wrestling. Two-time all-conference selection. All-district and all-conference in football as a senior.


Academics: Scored 30 on the ACT. Weighted grade point average of 4.1. Ranked in the top 10 percent of his class. National Technical Honor Society. Concurrently enrolled at Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center.

Quote: “Alexander is one of those students that, as a teacher, you wish you could clone and have in each of your classes. He is intelligent, hard working and a true leader.” — Lynn Brooksher, pre-engineering math teacher

College choice: Oklahoma State

Also nominated: Kalyn Dealy

CHRISTIAN HERITAGE ACADEMY: NATHAN SOSA

Athletics: All-district in football. Ranked in the top 10 in tackles in Class 2A as a junior and senior. Defensive captain. Will play football at Oklahoma Baptist.

Academics: Grade point average of 3.9. Salutatorian. Scored 27 on the ACT. Trestee’s Academic Scholarship.

Activities: Salt and Light Leadership Program. FaithWorks of the Inner City volunteer, intern and summer sports camp leader.

Quote: “He is resilient. During the fall of his senior year, he had to undergo surgery. He did not waiver in his studies or his attitude.” — Susan Elaine DeMoss, math teacher

College choice: Oklahoma Baptist

Also nominated: None

COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL: ABBY WHITE

Athletics: Honorable mention Little All-City in basketball. Member of Oklahoma Christian Schools Activities Association state championship team as a freshman. Also played one year of varsity volleyball.

Academics: Grade point average of 4.0. Ranked at the top of her class. Valedictorian. Scored 28 on the ACT. National Honor Society.

Activities: Student Leadership Institute. Key Club. Student council. Class officer. Ms. CCS. Norman Kiwanis Club representative at regional scholarhip contest.

Quote: “She knows how to lead and when to follow.” — Carole Craig, faculty advisor

College choice: Oklahoma

Also nominated: Patrick Bruce, Addison Hall

CRESCENT: TRISTAN LACEY

Athletics: First-team Little All-City in football as a senior. Three-time all-district kicker of the year. Three-time state qualifier in track. Four years of varsity basketball. Ten years of club soccer.

Academics: Grade point average of 4.0. Ranked at the top of his class. Scored 27 on the ACT. National Honor Society. Oklahoma Honor Society.

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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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