Scholar Athlete: Central High School Softball, Gracie Deaton

Co-captain of the Central high school varsity softball team, Gracie Deaton is working hard on and off the field for more than just herself.

“I want to make my mom and dad proud. I want to make my city and my school and make everyone proud and I want to be a good influence on other people,” says Central senior pitcher Gracie Deaton. 

Here’s a few ways shes doing that.

Gracie has a 4.0 GPA, is the treasurer for National Honor Society, a member of the Beta club, and is verbally committed to continue her softball career at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

“I have an older sister. She’s a year older than me and she started pitching when she was nine and so I always used to go to pitching lessons with her and then I was like I want to be like Hayley. I wanted to be like my older sister and so I started going to pitching lessons and then I was okay at it and then it was like I really like this, I’m going to keep doing it,” says Deaton. 

When she’s not working in the circle, or studying for her AP classes, she likes to get away and compete at crossfit.

“It is something I can do with my dad and my mom and it is nice to be able to be around that environment and those people make me a bit more competitive and make me do better,” says Deaton. 

Unlike most seniors in high school, she knows exactly what she wants do to beyond softball.

“Thinking about majoring in computer science and hopefully going to work for a federal agency and if I don’t do that, I’m going the other route and doing pre med and physical therapy,” says Deaton. 

Congratulations to Gracie Deaton of Central high school, this week’s WLTZ scholar athlete.

Categories: Alabama Sports, High School, Scholar Athlete, Sports

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