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Griffin High Soccer Recognized Again for Academic Excellence

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For the third consecutive season, the Griffin High School Lady Bears soccer team received the Team Academic Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.  The Lady Bears were one of only 12 women’s soccer teams recognized out of the 390 GHSA-affiliated teams in Georgia.  “We are very proud of our girls soccer team for receiving the NSCAA Team Academic Award,” said Dr. Darrell Evans, principal of Griffin High School, “The girls soccer team is an exemplary representation of what it means to be student-athletes.”

 

The Lady Bears (8-6-1, 6-5 region 4-AAAA in 2016) were recognized with this prestigious award for having an outstanding grade point average during the 2016 spring season.  The 18 members of the varsity team had a combined 3.39 GPA.  Griffin High Athletic Director Dr. Kennedy Holt praised the team’s commitment to success in the classroom, saying the school is “extremely proud of our girls’ academic performance.  In keeping with our school’s theme, ‘Striving Towards Excellence,’  these young ladies have demonstrated that academic achievement at Griffin High School is our student-athletes’ number one goal.”

 

The Lady Bears have also found success on the field recently, finishing in the top half of their region for four consecutive years.  During that four-year stretch, 10 Lady Bears have received college scholarship offers and seven Lady Bears have played collegiately.  “Our girls are leaders and successful on the field and in the classroom,” said Head Coach Bill Stikes, “You’ll find them in leadership positions in clubs, in the Bear Leadership Academy, and in churches and other community organizations.  Being a Lady Bear means committing to success on the field and in life.”

 

The Lady Bears open their 2017 season with a scrimmage against Lovejoy on February 3rd at Memorial Stadium.

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