Keith MacPherson, Sports Editor
GAINESVILLE — Gainesville placed three softball players on the Academic All-State team it was announced Wednesday.
Seniors Sarah Gerken, Karly Rhodes and Haley Schumacher all were selected to the all-state team.
“As a coach I’m very proud of my players for working so hard,” Lady Leopard coach Jeff Gerken said.
For a player to be named all-state they must maintain a 94 or above grade average for all four years of their high school career.
“To maintain this GPA while being active in athletics and all the other activities that these ladies take part in is something to be proud of, not only as a coach but the school and community as well,” Gerken said.
With the three making the all-state academic team, that brings the total of Lady Leopard softball players to earn the honors to five over the last three years.