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THE WINNER: Becca Bateman
School: St. John’s College (Washington, D.C.)
Athletic achievement: She led the Cadets to a 21-7 record and the Washington D.C. State Volleyball Invitational championship this past season. The District’s returning Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year, Bateman collected 708 assists, 121 digs, 92 service aces and 58 kills while posting a hitting percentage of .369. She is a three-time First Team All-Conference selection and a 2013 Washington Post First Team All-Met honoree.
Academic excellence: Bateman has maintained a 3.54 GPA.
Exemplary character: A devoted member of her church community, she has served as president of her school’s chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions and has volunteered locally at the Washington D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
“Becca Bateman’s leadership has been uncanny and unmatched for our team,” said St. John’s College head coach Bill Pribac. “She leads by example on and off the court.”
THE FUTURE: Bateman has signed with Marymount.