2014 Scholar-Athletes: Part 3

by Jenni Carlson Published: June 29, 2014
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EDMOND MEMORIAL: MADDI LITTLE

Athletics: Finished sixth or better every year at state tennis, including runner-up in No. 2 doubles as a freshman. Second-team All-City as a freshman, monorable mention All-City tennis as a sophomore and junior


Academics: Scored 33 on the ACT. Weighted grade point average of 4.2. National Honor Soceity.

Activities: Young Democrats president. Latin Club. New student mentor. Swine Week leader. Mercy Hospital Community Champion Award.

Quote: “I have always admired Maddi’s ability to roll with the punches and keep her cool in challenging situations.” — Amanda Fairbairn, tennis coach

College choice: Undecided

Also nominated: Charlie Dutton, Ricki Scheef

EDMOND SANTA FE: GARRETT GREENWOOD

Athletics: Three-year varsity baseball starter. Team captain as a senior. Perfect Game USA Underclass All-American.

Academics: Scored 34 on the ACT, 2140 on the SAT. Weighted grade point average of 4.3. Valedictorian. National Merit Scholar finalist. National Honor Society. Spanish Honor Society.

Activities: Fellowship of Christian Athletes leadership team.

Quote: “He long ago earned the respect of his peers and teachers. Garrett is one of the most outstanding young men I have known in my 18 years as an educator.” — Deanna Fleck, counselor

College choice: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Also nominated: Karlie Hamman

GUTHRIE: CONNER HOWARD

Athletics: Second-team All-City in wrestling as a senior. Third place (185 pounds) at state as a senior, second (220) as a junior. Member of two state championship teams in football. Member of four state qualifying teams in baseball.

Academics: Grade point average of 4.0. Valedictorian. Scored 25 on the ACT.

Activities: Student council. Senior class president. Junior Prom Committee. United Week leader. Think Pink Week leader. Fellowship of Christian Athletes huddle leader. Boys’ State.

Quote: “He is the best role model of a student that a school could want.” — Annie Chadd, counselor

College choice: Undecided

Also nominated: None

HARDING CHARTER PREP: SAIBRA JOURNEY

Athletics: Received the track team’s Most Versatile Athlete Award. Three years varsity track. One year varsity basketball. Also played volleyball.

Academics: Grade point average of 3.8. Ranked in the top 10 percent of her class. Scholastic Achievement Award.

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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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