LEXINGTON, Texas - Classroom Champions, presented by American Momentum Bank.
News 3 Sports would like to congratulate our latest Classroom Champion, Amanda Zgabay. The Lexington High School Senior has a 4.3 GPA, and is currently ranked in the top ten percent of her class.
Emily Smith - Teacher
“Amanda is one of the few student athletes that I have that doesn't fall behind. She will come before her work is due, and makes sure she has it turned in either on time or the very next class day. She doesn't make excuses for herself. She stays up on her work, and definitely handles the pressure of being a scholar athlete with grace and maturity that really is beyond her age.”
Amanda was a member of the volleyball team this past fall, and is currently the starting centerfielder for the Lady Eagles softball team. In volleyball, Amanda has been a 1st Team All-District selection, as well as a Honorable Mention All-State selection. In 2015, Amanda received Academic Honorable Mention honors for her district in softball. Outside of sports, she is involved in the National Honor Society, Business Professionals of America, FCA, 4-H, UIL, and the Texas Association of Future Educators. And in UIL, Amanda has been a State Qualifier in Word Processing and Web Team Design.
Kevin Patschke - Coach
“Because she has to be successful. Anything that she does, you know if we're talking about the volleyball court, she has to win. And so when it came down to you know the end of the season, it was everything that she had because she was going to win. She was not going to leave anything out there. The other kids feed off of her. When they saw her get excited, pumped up, jumping a mile off the ground after a kill man. They wanted to do the same thing. They really got into that.”
Amanda Zgabay - Student
“Well of course I would like to do both of them but I feel like I lead more as example. Going out for everything and leaving everything out on the court and on the field. Not holding anything back and of course words don't ever hurt anything. So, just encouraging others and helping them be the best they can be.”
After High School, Amanda plans on attending Texas A&M University and will major in Business.
Congratulations to Amanda Zgabay of Lexington High School. This week’s News 3 Sports Classroom Champion!