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THE WINNER: Alexis Jennings
School: Sparkman (Harvest, Ala.)
Athletic achievement: She averaged 22.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 3.9 blocks and 3.2 steals while shooting at 81 percent from the free throw line, leading the Senators (34-3) to the Class 6A state title game. A three-time First Team All-State selection and a 2014 WBCA All-American, she was named MVP of the BallN’ Powher Prep Invitational in December, averaging 25.6 points per game in the tournament.
Academic excellence: Jennings has maintained a 3.29 GPA.
Exemplary character: A member of her school’s Environmental Science Club and the 4-H Youth Development Organization, she has volunteered locally as an usher at her church and as a tutor and mentor for students with special needs.
“Alexis Jennings is without a doubt the best player that we have played against this year and the best that I have seen in many years in North Alabama,” said Stephen Clemons, head coach at Buckhorn. “She has also displayed incredible character and sportsmanship every time we played against her team.”
THE FUTURE: Jennings has signed with Kentucky.