Scholar Athlete: Northside’s Madison Cosgrove


The Northside Patriots are known to be dominant on the softball field, finishing (8-0) in the 1-AAAA region play this season, but they also have some of the smartest girls in the classroom.

“I think we have seven girls on the team right now with GPA’s over 4.0,” said Northside softball Head Coach Brandon Jenkins. “It just makes my job easy as a head coach.”

Sophomore shortstop and third baseman Madison Cosgrove holds a 4.33 GPA, and she’s found a good way to handle playing sports and studying.

“I take balancing school and kind of do the same thing with softball,” said Cosgrove. “I’ll take the mechanics of studying and stuff and I’ll do it for softball and practice hitting.”

It’s about repetition and practice. That s why Cosgrove holds a .435 batting average and .544 on base percentage.

“She’s having a great sophomore year and has really stepped it up for our offense,” said Jenkins.

Cosgrove is fascinated with science and plans on studying chemistry and psychology in college. The sophomore has this advice for other athletes.

“Get a planner, because when I get my homework writing it down helps me remember it later.”

She also has some big plans for the rest of this season, especially considering the Patriots have advanced to the state championship for the the past three years.

“All I have to say is leave no doubt on the field.”

Congratulations Madison Cosgrove, WLTZ’s scholar athlete of the week. If you know a scholar athlete excelling on and off the field email us at

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