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THE WINNER: Alexis Conaway
School: MOC-Floyd Valley (Orange City, Iowa)
Athletic achievement: She led the Lady Dutch to a 33-8 record and the Class 3A state title this past season. Conaway recorded 489 kills, 257 digs, 79 blocks and 51 service aces while posting a hitting percentage of .435. The Iowa Girls Coaches Association Player of the Year, she was also named captain of the Class 3A All-State Tournament Team.
Academic excellence: Conaway has maintained a 4.0 GPA in the classroom.
Exemplary character: Also a basketball and track and field standout, she has participated in multiple service-mission trips with her church youth group.
“Conaway is a great player,” said Brian Jesse, head coach at Union (La Porte City, Iowa). “She can hit line or she can hit angle, and she’s one of the best outside blockers we have ever faced.”
THE FUTURE: Conaway will begin her senior year of high school next fall.