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  • Morgan Miracle Earns Midway University/KHSAA Female Bass Fishing Student-Athlete of the Year Award

October 25, 2017

(Midway, Ky.) – The Midway University/KHSAA Female Student Athlete of the Year Award for Bass Fishing was presented to Garrard County High School student Morgan Miracle earlier this year. The junior, who was named Garrard County’s Angler of the Year, has qualified for multiple national championships in her sport.

“Morgan has consistently demonstrated leadership and maturity beyond her years,” said Diana Hart, Assistant Principal of Garrard County High School.  “Whether she is working in class or throwing a line on the lake, she meticulously works with a clear sense of purpose and determination.”

Off the water, Miracle is a strong student who carries a 4.3 grade point average while taking an advanced course load. She is also dedicated to serving her community and has funded her own bass fishing program for children who could not otherwise afford to participate. To accomplish this, she has purchased fishing equipment that can be checked out at local libraries at no cost to community members.

“As we reviewed the nominations, it became clear that Morgan was a standout athlete, student and community servant,” said Rusty Kennedy, Athletic Director, Midway University. “She’s dedicated her high school years to excelling in the classroom and on the lake while still finding time to give back to others.”

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 2018.

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.