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THE WINNER: Alysha Devine
School: Wasilla (Alaska)
Athletic achievement: She has led the Warriors to a 27-0 record and a berth in the Class 4A state tournament against Juneau-Douglas (Juneau, Alaska), scheduled for March 21. Entering the postseason, Devine is averaging 12.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.2 steals per game. A First Team All-Northern Lights Conference selection, she was named to the All-State Tournament Team each of the last two seasons.
Academic excellence: Devine has maintained a 4.09 GPA.
Exemplary character: She has volunteered locally on behalf of a food bank and youth basketball programs.
“Devine has a great all-around game,” said Steve Caciari, head coach at West Valley (Fairbanks, Alaska). “She’s a versatile scorer with nice ball-handling skills, and she plays with a great deal of desire and determination.”
THE FUTURE: Devine will attend Alaska-Anchorage.