Last Monday night (Jan. 28), I attended the Smith-Cotton School Board meeting where they announced fall sports postseason honors and academic awards.  I know you always hear about football and basketball, but here are some things you may not know about Smith Cotton student athletes.

  • Did you know that every varsity volleyball player made academic all state?
  • Did you know the there were five softball players who made academic all state?
  • Did you know that the boys soccer team won the WCC Championship, and Coach Weller was named Coach of the Year?
  • Did you know that the boys swim team, under head coach Jerry Tankersly, won the conference championship for the 9th straight year?

There were countless other students honored in football, cross country and golf.  I may be missing some, and this was just the fall sports.  These student athletes work their tails off not only on the field, but in the classroom as well. They should be applauded and supported! Congratulations to them all.