News 3 Sports would like to congratulate our latest classroom champion, Rachel Ryza. The Bremond senior has a 4.78 grade point average and ranks 6th in her class.
Rachel Is an active member of FCA and the National Honor Society and is vice president of Catholic family organization KJZT St Anne Society #21. Rachel also went to regionals in this year's UIL Computer Science competition and was a Robertson County Science Fair winner.
"Rachel is a great student. She is involved in so many different things at school and yet she seems to always have her work done on time. She never forgets about a test. She stays on top of everything... She's just a very level-headed, good, solid student," says Bremond teacher Leslie Kasowski.
Athletically, Rachel participates in volleyball, powerlifting, softball, and cheerleading. She was named first team all-district in both volleyball and softball and, last year, was named the district newcomer of the year in volleyball. Rachel is also the captain of the varsity cheerleading squad. It's her leadership abilities and competitive nature that help Rachel to succeed.
"Rachel's a great leader. She's going to compete wherever she is... She's just very competitive in nature and that allows her to be a very good catcher behind the plate. She's always going to strive to do her best and give you 100% no matter what," says Rachel's Softball Coach, Charlotte Watson.
Rachel works hard to make sure her teammates are giving 100%, too.
"I just try to encourage them. keep them positive. Just try to give them pointers and stuff. Always keep their confidence up... It's the same concept in the classroom and on the field, you just have to work hard."
Rachel will be attending the University of Texas at Austin and majoring in Marine Biology.
Congratulations to Rachel Ryza of Bremond High School. This week's News 3 Sports Classroom Champion.