3 county hoopsters earn academic honor

From Staff Reports

April 17, 2007 - Sulphur Springs seniors Bradley Washington and Drew Biggerstaff and Yantis senior Jamie Snider all received a special honor this week from the state basketball coaches for being the epitome of student-athletes.

All three players were named to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Academic All-State team for their work in the classroom as well as on the basketball court.

During the basketball season, Washington led the team is scoring at 10.9 points per game, was tied for first in rebounding at 5.6 per game and led the team in scoring in 13 of the team's 29 games this season.

Biggerstaff finished the season third on the team in scoring at 7.5 points per game, was first in 3-pointers with 30 and first in steals at 1.6 per game. He was the team's leading scorer in four games this season.

Snider led the Lady Owls in scoring and steals. She was a big reason Yantis went to the playoffs for the first time in 17 years and beat James Bowie in the bi-district round.

Criteria required to be nominated is overall GPA of 92 or above, including grades 9-12 and the first six weeks of grade 12; a member of the All-District team (Honorable Mention does not qualify), and an SAT score of 1000 or 20 ACT score or in the top 10-percent of their class, a member of the team in good standing at the time of nomination; and good moral character.

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