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  • Conner’s Lauren Reynolds Earns Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year Award

February 15, 2017

(Midway, Ky.) – During the state high school cheerleading tournament, Midway University and the KHSAA presented the Female Student-Athlete of the Year Award for cheerleading to Lauren Reynolds, a senior base at Conner High School. The award is the punctuation mark on a career in which she earned Most Valuable Cheerleader Award, served as team captain and captured a state title.

In addition to cheering, Reynolds is a varsity golfer at Conner and devotes her time to education and serving her community. “Lauren…excels in all areas,” said her coach and teacher Sarah Replogle. “She will graduate one credit short of being considered a sophomore in college because she has taken on such a rigorous academic schedule. She has over a 4.0 GPA. Not only does Lauren balance all of the above, she also work and volunteers to better her community.”

Reynolds is an active member of the Northern Kentucky Youth Advisory Board and the National Honor Society in addition to volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House.

“Lauren Reynolds embodies what it means to be a student-athlete,” said Ashley Dudgeon, head cheerleading coach at Midway University. “She has an outstanding work ethic and it shows in academic results and athletic achievements.”

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.