The post season honors continue to roll in for Gardner Edgerton high school athlete Cassie Wait. Last week Wait won the Kansas City Star’s Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year award.
“I’ve been here 31 years and followed our high school programs close,” said Tim Brady, Trailblazers principal. Cassie is the best all-around female athlete we have ever had.”
Wait recently won her third straight state pole vault title sailing over 13 feet, 2 inches to set a new GEHS and 6A State record. She was also the Star’s All-Metro volleyball player, the Kansas Gatorade volleyball player of the year and was selected to play in the Under Armour All American game as a senior.
“Probably my proudest moment would have been winning the state pole vault my freshman year with my brother (Kyle, a junior All-American pole vaulter at Kansas State).” said Cassie.
Academically, Wait finished with an unweighted 4.0 GPA and graduated with a No, 1 in a class of 324 with a 4.38 weighted grade point average. Wait was on Student council three years, was a founding member of Blazers against Distracted Driving, and worked with Natural helpers and the school’s Rise mentoring program.
Wait will attend the University of Kansas in the fall, play volleyball on scholarship and pursue a degree in International Law. She also hopes to follow in her father’s footsteps one day as a coach.
“At some point I would like to coach,” said Wait. I have so much respect for coaches and know how much impact they have made in my life. I would love to give that back.”