Since Craig Mortensen started coaching the Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team, there has always been one thing he hasn’t fretted over.
“I have never had to worry about a player being ineligible because of academics,” he said Monday night during the team’s end-of-season dinner.
Juniors Nike Cleverly, Justine Hathhorn, Maddy Jourgensen, Callie Papoulas and Lauren Roberts made the Colorado High School Activities Association all-academic first team, while Britteny Ivers was named to the all-academic honorable mention team.
The team’s three seniors, Amanda Snyder, Jessi Moser and Lindsey Yoast, made the all-academic first team.
A grade point average of 3.30 to 3.59 is required to make the all-academic honorable mention team, while a GPA of 3.60 or higher is needed to make the first team.
Although the state no longer names an all-academic champion, Mortensen said the Bulldogs would be candidates to reclaim the title for a third time in four years.
Sophomore Annie Sadvar and Roberts were both named to the all-conference first team, while sophomore Melissa Camilletti and Snyder were chosen to the all-conference honorable mention team.
Overall, the team finished with a record of 12-13, and a mark of 9-5 in the Western Slope League.
In the first round of the playoffs, the Bulldogs defeated John F. Kennedy High School, 43-38, to advance.
In the second round, the Bulldogs fell to No. 1 seeded Centaurus High School, 56-36.
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