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Clay County Golfer Wins Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year Award

Clay County Golfer Wins Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year Award

(Midway, Ky.) – At the conclusion of the high school state golf tournament on October 5, Midway University and the KHSAA presented the Female Student-Athlete of the Year Award to Bailey Mills Hubbard, a sophomore at Clay County High School. The award adds an exclamation mark to a season in which Hubbard finished in second place or better in eight tournaments.

Off of the golf course, she is a strong student who dedicates her free time to helping others. “I personally feel Bailey exemplifies the definition of a true student-athlete,” said Clay County High School Athletic Director Robert Nicholson. “I admire her ability to use her time wisely related to the community and extracurricular activities she commits to while maintaining a flawless 4.0 GPA.”

Hubbard is an active community volunteer who has participated in activities with the American Cancer Society, Manchester Memorial Hospital, Clay County Little League and the Fogertown Volunteer Fire Department, among others. In addition, she is an active participant in youth program and the choir at Fogertown Alliance Church and has organized clothing drives to help families in need in her community.

“Bailey’s commitment to her academics, community service and sport made her an outstanding candidate for the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student Athlete of the Year Award,” said Otis Smith, head golf coach at Midway University. “I look forward to continuing to see her growth as an athlete and an individual.”

About the Midway University/KHSAA Female Student Athlete of the Year Awards

Nomination Process:

School administrators and/or coaches can nominate any qualified female high school student-athlete. Players can be nominated and win in more than one sport and are eligible to be nominated and win in multiple years of competition.

Judging Criteria

A panel of judges selected by Midway University and the KHSAA will review all nominations and make the selection of each individual sport Female Student-Athlete of the Year. The nominations will be judged on 60 percent weighting of overall athletic achievement, 20 percent academic achievement and 20 percent community service/leadership. In the event of a tie, the judges will have the discretion to select the final winner. Individual winners in each sport will be eligible for the overall Athlete of the Year Award, which will presented in May 2017.

Nominees must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher to qualify and be academically eligible to play in the season in which they are/were nominated.

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