February 11, 2016

Wait named All American team

GEHS senior Cassie Wait was recently named to 7th Annual Under Armour high school All American first team volleyball squad.
Wait was 1 of 100 players selected for this years team which represents 32 states and 89 high schools. The honor allows Wait to compete in the Under Armour All American match and skill competition, Dec. 16 in Louisville,  Kentucky. The competition is part of the AVCA  annual convention.
Requirements for the All American honor include; the student athlete is in her senior year and nomonated by her coach. The nominee must also list individual season stats against all opponents on Max Preps, a free service that aggraggates and distributes data on all sports.
Wait earned All state second team All state honors her freshmen season and first team All state awards her sophomore, junior and senior seasons.  She was also voted the 6A state player of the year and helped the Blazers place third at state both her junior and senior season.
A  3 sport letterwinner, Wait has 3 letters in basketball and is currently holds the 5A and 6A state pole vault records. She also has the second best ever pole vault in the state of Kansas.
Academically,  Wait owns a 4.35 GPA on a 4.0 scale and ranks number one in her GEHS  class of 314.


  1. Jerry L Kellogg Sr says:

    Congratulations to Ms. Wait for being an excellent example of a well-rounded student-athlete. Numerous studies over the years have consistently verified the direct and positive correlation between student participation in athletic programs and other extracurricular activities and academic success. Research studies have found that by a 2-to-1 ratio boys who participate in sports do better in school, are less likely to drop out and have a better chance to get through college. For girls, the ratio is three to one. Reports debunking the “dumb jock” stereotype indicate those who had success on the playing field also performed better on standardized tests. A study by the Women’s Sport Foundation in 1989 found that high school athletic participation has a positive educational and social impact on many minority and female students. In general, participation in high school sports serves to enhance adolescent social skills and “develops non-cognitive strengths in students,” as well as helping them do better academically.

  2. Judith Rogers says:

    I continue to believe sports is receiving way too much attention and money from Junior High all the way through college. Moderation, of course, is the key but again education should be the priority with all families in today’s world in my opinion if parents want the best for their children. Sports is not the proximate cause of the problems we see with our educational systems here in the U.S. but I do feel many, many citizens and school districts have their priorities screwed up.

    Last night on the news there was a blip about all of the trophies and awards Blue Valley North’s Debate Team has earned over the last several years. They are number one in the NATION. Now that is GREAT in my book – these kids can give you the pros and cons on important issues at the drop of a hat. But will they get the fireworks going off every Friday evening??? No way, Jose, because so many put little emphasis on brains but they sure love their jocks for sports………then you know why people make such poor choices in the voting booth or enable and support the takers – their priorities are screwed up plus they buy into all of the propaganda, rhetoric and hype which costs them an arm and a leg plus other adverse affects.

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