Girls Scholar-athlete Team 1992-93 Scholar-athlete Teams

June 15, 1993|By Rick Belz

Gail Hodges Atholton

Class: Junior

GPA: 4.0, SAT: 1330

Sports: Cross country, indoor track, outdoor track

Other activities: AHS Student Government Executive Board, Concert Choir, AHS play "Bye Bye Birdie," delegate to Harvard Model Congress, French Club, member Kangaroo Kids Jump Rope Team (10 years), Christmas in April, PTA Council Executive Board, Howard County Association of Student Councils Executive Board, volunteer Project PROMise, volunteer Columbia Festival of the Arts, Lake Aid, Special Olympics.

Profile: An All-County performer in cross country the past two years and team captain last fall, Hodges is called assertive and energetic by her student government advisor, Ken Rucker.

"She is a hard-working young lady whose dedication is seldom found in young people today," said cross country coach Earl Lauer. "She is a highly motivated individual who seeks responsibility."

Hodges ranks first in her class and plans to major in civil engineering in college.

Alicia Adams Glenelg

Class: Junior

GPA: 3.9, SAT: 1060

Sports: Cross country, indoor track, outdoor track

Other activities: Student government representative, Blood Drive chairman, marching and concert band, Montgomery General Hospital candy-striper.

Profile: She has made The Baltimore Sun All-Metro cross country team for three years and is a two-time defending county cross country champion. She also won the region and Class 2A state championships last fall. She was an important part of a state championship cross country team as a freshman.

"As an athlete, Alicia is dedicated, hard-working and a natural team leader who is recognized by her coaches and teammates for her enthusiasm and team spirit," said Glenelg cross country coach Roger Volrath. "As a person, she is a mature, responsible individual who is responsive and easy to coach."

Adams takes a heavy schedule of Gifted and Talented courses, and her only B in three years was in band.

Kacy Williams Hammond

Class: Junior

GPA: 4.0, SAT: 1,110

Sports: soccer, basketball, track

Other activities: National Honor Society, Latin Club, Student Government Association, homeroom representative, Black Student Achievement Club, Howard County BSAP Student Advisory Council, Helping Hands Saturday Tutoring Program, Columbia Basketball Association referee.

Profile: A three-year starter in varsity soccer and basketball, and a team captain in both sports, Williams has received a host of accolades and awards, and carried a course schedule loaded with gifted and talented classes. She's made all-county and all-metro teams in both sports and wants to play Division I college basketball.

"Kacy is the benchmark by which student-athletes should be measured," said Dave Guetler, her soccer coach. "A highly motivated, conscientious student that thrives on the competitive spirit both in the classroom and on the athletic field."

Kristen Lloyd

Mount Hebron

Class: Junior

GPA: 4.0, SAT: 1,250

Sports: basketball, softball

Other activities: National Honor Society, Special Olympics, Young Life, Hospice Dinner, Soup Kitchen, BYF volunteer (Howard County General Hospital), Spanish Club.

Profile: Her academic schedule always is loaded with gifted and talented courses, but she also excels in sports and outside the classroom.

"Kristen is the type of student that makes an educator feel good about his profession," said Dave Greenberg, her basketball coach. "She's a first-class lady, one who had repeatedly demonstrated her ability to get involved and take a leadership role." Her math teacher, Frank Aiello, said: "She is an outstanding human being with a keen awareness of the qualities necessary for success in a complex society. She is a highly mature young lady, who views education as one of the most important aspects of her life."

Lori Jackson Oakland Mills

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.4, SAT: 960

Sports: Gymnastics

Other activities: Senior class president, junior class vice-president, sophomore class treasurer, Appalachian Service Project, Peer Leader, cheerleading, Young Life.

Profile: She was the county all-around champion in gymnastics, leading her team to a county championship that broke Atholton's stronghold on the sport. She finished second all-around in the state.

Jackson, who also teaches gymnastics, will attend James Madison University and continue in gymnastics. She has plans for a career in the medical field, either as a nurse or doctor.

Said her coach, Bonnie Taylor: "Lori Jackson is every coach's dream. She has done more than any one gymnast to promote gymnastics at Oakland Mills, as well as in the county and the state. She has been an honorable and gracious competitor."

Carrie Chao Wilde Lake

Class: Junior

GPA: 3.83, SAT: 1,110

Sports: Soccer, lacrosse, indoor track

Other activities: Volunteer at Howard County General Hospital, WLHS Ski Club, volunteer for Howard County Rec and Parks, volunteer at Wilde Lake Middle School, member Columbia Chargers traveling soccer team.

Profile: An all-county soccer pick, she carries a course load of mainly gifted and talented or advanced placement level courses. An entrepreneur, she also assembles and sells her own line of hair ties to local merchants and soccer teams.

"She is the quintessence of the high school student-athlete," said Jack Thomas, her former soccer coach. "Her academic record speaks volumes, but letter grades can't tell the complete story. "


Note: No applicant was submitted for Centennial High

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