Academic all-state

Local v-ball players earn recognition

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Five Quitman girls and one Mineola volleyball player were named to the Texas Girls Coaching Association’s Academic All State team. The athletes must be a senior and maintain a 94 or above average.

Quitman’s Kaci Raley, Molly Tanner, Cammie Hicks, Rebekah Corrior and Cassidy Corrior and Mineola’s Kiley Banks were named to the elite team.

Quitman Volleyball Coach Ashlee Lingo is proud of her athletes. “This is such a great honor. I am so proud of these five young ladies. Not only were they outstanding on the court, but also in the classroom,” Lingo said. “Each one of them are active in many other activities, but were able to perform at a high academic standard.”

Mineola Volleyball Coach Kerry VanCleave had praise for her player. “Kiley is more than deserving of making Academic All State. She has balanced academics and athletics all four years of high school. Her hard work has been seen on the court and in the classroom. Her work ethic is one coaches and teachers wish they could instill in all athletes and students. I’m very proud of all that she has accomplished and have no doubt her future will be one of greatness - I’m going to miss this kiddo. “

Requirements for Academic All State include being a graduating senior. The honorees must be a varsity participant or member of the support staff of volleyball in good standing and be of good moral character.

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