1994 All-Howard County Academic Athletic team THE GIRLS

June 05, 1994|By Katherine Dunn | Katherine Dunn,Sun Staff Writer

Kacy Williams certainly could not have accomplished much more in high school.

A three-sport standout who earned a perfect 4.0 grade-point average taking a host of gifted and talented courses, Williams still found time for clubs and volunteer work.

That impressive combination earned the Hammond senior The Baltimore Sun Howard County Girl Scholar-Athlete honors for 1993-1994.

Williams leaves Hammond as its best girls basketball player ever, setting school career records in scoring, assists and steals. This year, she earned a spot on the Nike All-American All-Star Team.

The All-Metro Co-Player of the Year capped her high school career by leading the Bears to their best record ever (24-1), their second state Class 2A title in three years, their first Howard County championship and their first No. 1 ranking in The Baltimore Sun. The Bears ended the season ranked No. 24 in the nation by USA Today.

Named to the Maryland Women's Basketball Coaches Association Senior All-Star team, Williams was one of only 10 players statewide selected to the the coaches' All-Academic team.

Also an All-Metro pick in soccer, she was named All-State for three years and All-South twice. Running outdoor track, she finished fourth in the county in the 400.

"Kacy . . is truly a gifted athlete who consistently relies on intellect, rather than natural ability, to improve her game and to defeat opponents," said Kenneth Zachmann, Hammond science department chairman.

In the classroom, Williams' accomplishments are every bit as impressive as on the basketball court. A member of the National Honor Society, she earned straight A's completing 13 gifted and talented or advanced placement courses over four years. She scored 1120 on the Scholastic Assessment Test.

She still managed to find time to serve as Howard County Black Student Achievement Club Student Advisory Council Co-Chair and Student Government Association homeroom representative as well as participate in the Latin Club and Helping Hands Saturday Tutoring Program.

Williams signed early with Georgetown and received a full athletic scholarship. She plans to study broadcasting and become a television anchorwoman. She's already off to a good start having served as host of "Kacy's Corner," a sports talk show on cable channel 6.

CHRISSY GAVIN, ATHOLTON

Class: Junior

GPA: 3.83. SAT: 1040

Sports: Soccer, basketball, softball

Other activities: National Honor Society, underclass editor for the yearbook, Student Government Association, Special Olympics volunteer, Howard County Recreation and Parks volunteer, ski club, homecoming and prom committees.

Profile: A three-sport standout, Gavin holds the Raiders career record for stolen bases in softball. She led the team in batting with a .373 average as Atholton went to the state Class 2A title game.

Currently ranked 22nd her class, Gavin has made the honor roll every semester. She finds time to volunteer at her church and for the county Rec and Parks department, where she has put in 336 hours.

"Her strengths have enabled her to develop into an extremely intuitive problem solver, one who relishes the challenge of a gifted and talented course," said chemistry teacher Jon Peterson.

ALLISON HOOVER, CENTENNIAL

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.63. SAT: 1370

Sports: Soccer, indoor track, outdoor track

Other activities: National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Celtic Studies Club, sports and news writer for school newspaper, volunteer at Johns Hopkins Childrens Center, Columbia Cleats soccer club.

Profile: A starting midfielder for the regional champion soccer team, Hoover also won four county or regional track titles. This year, she won the regional 800-meter title during the indoor season and helped her team to third in the state championships in the 1,600 relay. She was third outdoors in the county in the 1,600, while helping the Eagles to second place in both distance relays.

In four years, Hoover has taken 14 advanced placement or gifted and talented courses never earning less than a B. She has served as a committee head for the National Honor Society.

2& Hoover plans to attend Vanderbilt.

ALICIA ADAMS, GLENELG

Class: Senior

GPA: 3.94. SAT: 1190

Sports: Cross country, indoor track, outdoor track

Other activities: Student government representative, National Honor Society, Blood Drive chairman, marching and concert band, Howard County Striders, Pets-on-Wheels volunteer, works as a pet-sitter.

Profile: Adams is Glenelg's winner for the second straight year. A four-time All-Metro cross-country runner and three-time Howard County cross-country champ, she also won a state title in the indoor 1,600 this season. Adams finished with eight county track titles.

In four years, Adams has gotten only one B -- in band. She takes a heavy load of gifted and talented courses and has made the honor roll every semester. A Maryland Distinguished Scholar semifinalist, she ranks eighth in her class of 252.

Adams, who wants to work in sports medicine, plans to study kinesiology at William and Mary.

REBECCA POWELL, HOWARD

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