Scholar Athlete: Brookstone’s Sammi Rice
BROOKSTONE SENIOR SAMMI RICE HAS A GPA THAT YOU WON'T BELIEVE AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO WIN A THIRD STATE TITLE
After punching a trip to the semifinals of the GHSA A-Private State Tournament on Thursday, the Brookstone Cougars girls tennis team is driven to go further.
Last year they placed second in the state tournament, this time around they have their sights set on first.
“We’re ready, this past season we didn’t do as well as we wanted to, so this year we’re really prepared and coming out with a better mind set and we’re really excited,” Said Brookstone Senior tennis player Sammi Rice.
If Sammi and the Cougars can find a way to win, it will be her third state title in four years.
Off the court, she’s not doing too bad either, she has a 4.6 GPA
You might be asking, how in the world does one get a GPA that high?
“I take a bunch of AP classes so that raises it a little bit,” says Rice. “Just working really hard, taking as many challenging classes as I can.”
On top of those challenging courses, she’s also heavily involved in other activities at school.
I’m in the red kettle club, I’m the president of the french club, I’m on the math team, I’m on the robotics team, we just started an all girls team this year and… I think that’s about it,” Said Rice.
Sammi recently got accepted into Georgia Tech where she plans to study neuroscience. After her studies she wants to be a surgeon and she knew from a very young age she wanted to purse a career in medicine.
“When I was about ten I got a shoulder injury and realized I wouldn’t be able to play tennis as much as I could, so I focused on school and started loving science,” said Rice.
Congratulations Sammi Rice WLTZ’s Scholar Athlete of the Week.