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THE WINNER: Brittany Corder
School: Our Lady Academy (Bay St. Louis, Miss.)
Athletic achievement: She led the Crescents to a 41-2 record and the Class I state title this past season. Corder recorded 441 kills, 47 service aces and 40 blocks to go with a hitting percentage of .511. She’s been selected to the All-State Tournament team, the All-Region team and the Sun Herald All-Coast team.
Academic excellence: Corder has maintained a 4.0 GPA.
Exemplary character: A math and Spanish tutor in her school, she has volunteered locally on behalf of youth volleyball programs and Students Against Destructive Decisions.
“She works hard and she never stops,” said Courtney Pollock, head coach at Pass Christian (Miss.). “She’s a great team player who could play any position on the court. I’d love to have six Brittany Corders on my team.”
THE FUTURE: Corder will be a senior next year.