THE WINNER: Paige Lowary
School: Dallas Center-Grimes (Grimes, Iowa)
Height: 5-foot-10Pages & Content
Athletic achievement: She posted a 31-4 record with a 0.39 ERA, 353 strikeouts and a 0.61 WHIP in 233.1 innings as a sophomore last season, leading the Mustangs (35-6) to the 2012 Class 4A state final. The 2012 Class 4A Pitcher of the Year, Lowary, now a junior, also batted .364 with four home runs, 28 RBI and 24 runs scored.
Academic excellence: Lowary has maintained a 3.98 GPA.
Exemplary character: An active parishioner in her church community, she has volunteered locally on behalf of the Dallas County CROP Hunger Walk and as a youth softball coach.
“Paige Lowary is a talented pitcher and player and I have watched her lead her team to many victories,” said Stacy Evans, head coach at Indianola (Iowa). “She commands respect when she’s in the circle or at the plate.”
THE FUTURE: Lowary has verbally committed to Missouri.