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THE WINNER: Sarita Jo Condie
School: Pershing County (Lovelock, Nev.)
Position: Shooting guard
Athletic achievement: She led the Mustangs to a 31-2 record and the Division III state title this past season. Condie averaged 20.9 points, 7.8 rebounds, six assists and five steals per game while shooting at 61 percent from inside the arc. The 2013 Division III Player of the Year, she scored 29 points in the state title-clinching win over Lincoln (Panaca, Nev.) and set a classification record with eight three-pointers in the state tournament.
Academic excellence: Condie has maintained a 4.23 GPA.
Exemplary character: A devoted parishioner in her church community, she is a member of the National Honor Society and has performed as part of numerous school musicals and plays. She has also volunteered locally on behalf of the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life.
“Sarita Jo Condie can battle with the best,” said Sara Schopper, head coach at Reed (Sparks, Nev.). “What sets her apart is how polite and hardworking she is. She has such a great heart, she inspires her teammates and makes coaching easy.”
THE FUTURE: Condie will attend the United States Naval Academy.