Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame Female Student-Athlete finalists, remaining nominees

MUSKEGON AREA SPORTS HALL OF FAME
FEMALE STUDENT-ATHLETES

THE FINALISTS

RACHEL BRUINSMA
SCHOOL: Western Michigan Christian
SPORTS: Soccer, 1 year; Volleyball, 4 years; Basketball, 4 years; Track, 2 years; Tennis, 1 year.
GPA: 4.08
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Small group leader, volunteer at elementary school, church volunteer.
NOTABLE: Will play volleyball at Valparaiso on a full-ride scholarship.

MACAYLA GREINER
SCHOOL:
Hart
SPORTS: Volleyball, 4 years; Basketball, 4 years; Soccer, 4 years.
GPA: 4.01
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Student Council, National Honor Society; Leadership team; Freshman mentor; SADD, TOPPC, Recreation basketball referee; Soccer referee; Food basketballs for community; Hart High School blood drive.
NOTABLE: Will attend Alma College to study pre-med and play soccer.

MORGAN SMITH
SCHOOL:
Mona Shores
SPORTS: Basketball, 4 years; Soccer, 4 years.
GPA: 3.45
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Mona Shores youth camps; Antioch youth group at St. Francis de Sales.
NOTABLE: Will attend Oakland University.

KEYARA WIARD
SCHOOL:
Oakridge
SPORTS: Basketball, 4 years; Soccer, 4 years; Volleyball, 2 years.
GPA: 3.02
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Middle school basketball coach; Junior Hoopsters Basketball Program; Student Council.
NOTABLE: Will attend  Grand Valley State University and play basketball.

REMAINING NOMINATIONS

BRITTANY BEELER
SCHOOL:
Spring Lake
SPORTS: Track, 4 years; Cross country, 3 years; Basketball, 4 years
GPA: 3.9
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Vacation Bible school; Gleaners food truck; Volunteer at Little Red House Adult Daycare Center.

ANNA DOUGLAS
SCHOOL:
Muskegon
SPORTS: Volleyball, 4 years; Soccer, 4 years; Swimming, 2 years; Competitive Cheer, 1 year.
GPA: 3.75
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Unity Christian Music Festival; Saturday Morning Breakfast; Student Leadership Council; Link Crew; National Honors Society; blood drive; Children’s ministry; Alzheimer’s dodgeball tournament; International Thespian Society; Masque Club.

KIRSTEN ARLENE GJERTSEN
SCHOOL:
Montague
SPORTS: Softball, 4 years; Volleyball, 3 years.
GPA: NA
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: NA

GINNY HOCH
SCHOOL: North Muskegon
SPORTS: Tennis, 4 years; Cross Country, 4 years
GPA: 4.0
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:  National Honor Society; Club Fripounet; Interact Club; French Club; Science Journal Club.

ASHLEY LATSCH
SCHOOL:
Holton
SPORTS: Basketball, 4 years.
GPA: 3.8
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Student Council; National Honor Society; Founding member and president of Muskegon Area Interact (Junior rotary); Volunteer work for United Way, Habitat for Humanity and Senator Geoff Hansen.

HAYLEY MOHR
SCHOOL:
Fruitport Calvary Christian
SPORTS: Volleyball, 4 years; Basketball, 4 years; Soccer, 4 years; Track, 4 years.
GPA: 4.02
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Highway cleanup; Beach cleanup; Hope’s Outlet; Tutoring; No More Sidelines; Student government leader.

DEBBIE PEKEL
SCHOOL:
Fruitport
SPORTS: Soccer, 3 years; Basketball, 4 years; Cross country, 1 year; Track, 1 year.
GPA: 3.94
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Student-Athlete Leadership Team; Spanish Club; National Honor Society; Youth group at Kainay Student Ministries.

ABBY RODRIGUEZ
SCHOOL:
Shelby
SPORTS: Basketball, 4 years; Softball, 4 years; Volleyball, 3 years; Cross country, 1 year.
GPA: 3.68
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: National Honor Society; Business Club member; Business Club president; Big Brothers/Big Sisters; Peer tutor; Class officer; Our Lady of Fatima youth group; Shelby Recreation Club volunteer; Youth basketball; Shelby High School Community Pride Day.

KATHERINE SALISZ
SCHOOL:
Muskegon Catholic Central
SPORTS: Golf, 2 years; Volleyball, 2 years; Basketball, 4 years; Soccer, 4 years.
GPA: 3.65
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: National Honor Society; Habitat for Humanity; West Catholic Charities; Student Council; Wheelchair basketball; No More Sidelines.

CHRISTY SCHULTZ
SCHOOL:
Reeths-Puffer
SPORTS: Basketball , 3 years; Track, 4 years
GPA: 2.38
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Mission trips.

HANNAH SOMMERS
SCHOOL:
Ravenna
SPORTS: Volleyball, 4 years; Bowling, 4 years; Softball, 4 years.
GPA: 3.99
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Business Professionals of America; Salvation Army; Support our Troops; cleaning and painting at local parks; New Orleans mission trip; Vacation Bible School; National Honor Society; Youth Advisory Council; Prom Committee; Yearbook; Band; Blood drive volunteer; Senior Citizens lunches.

DANIELLE VISSER
SCHOOL:
Fremont Providence Christian
SPORTS: Volleyball, 4 years; Basketball, 1 year; Soccer, 4 years.
GPA: 4.03
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Choir, National Honor Society, Chapel planning; Youth group;  Praise team; Nursery; Children’s worship team.

BRITTANY WILLIAMS
SCHOOL:
Newaygo
SPORTS: Track, 4 years; Cross Country, 4 years.
GPA: 4.05.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Student Council treasurer; Senior class president; National Honor Society treasurer; Prom committee; National Honors Society tutor; Red Cross blood drives; Newaygo Kid’s Day volunteer; St. Nick Kick volunteer; National Canoe and Kayak Championship volunteer.
HEATHER WOOD
SCHOOL:
Orchard View
SPORTS: Soccer, 4 years; Volleyball, 1 year.
GPA: 3.65
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: National Honors Society; Summer park programs; In-school projects; United Way.

 

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