Alonso's Shields named FHSAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year



MORE from our HomeTeam writers.

More Video

HomeTeam Hot Shots
Vote for the top male and female athletes from the bay area
Angel Deng, East Lake tennis
Alexis Franco and Laurel Wanger, Largo tennis
Alexis Kilfoyl, Academy at the Lakes softball
Paige Leavy, Tampa Prep tennis
Desiree' Nathe, Bishop McLaughlin track
Erica Oosterhout, Plant tennis
Evan Holvoet, Canterbury tennis
Devonte Luis, Anclote track
Kevin Merrell, Steinbrenner track
Agie Moreno, Wiregrass Ranch tennis
Samson Moore, Gaither track
Dan Stefan, Boca Ciega tennis



Wed. June 15, 2011 | Joey Knight | Email

Alonso's Shields named FHSAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Alonso High two-sport athlete Elizabeth Shields, valedictorian of the Ravens' 2011 graduating class, was named the FHSAA Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year at a ceremony Monday evening in Gainesville.

Shields, named the St. Petersburg Times' female student-athlete of the year for Hillsborough County just last week, was selected over 11 other finalists, all of whom comprised the FHSAA Female Academic All-State Team. Winter Park Trinity Prep's Whitner Chase was the boys winner.

Shields, a captain of the Ravens' flag football and volleyball teams, graduated last week with a 6.92 weighted GPA. A violinist, active community volunteer and member of several academic honors clubs, she has received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy.

All academic all-state team members had to possess at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale and earn varsity letters in at least two sports as a junior and senior. A defensive back/receiver for the Ravens, Shields had a team-best six interceptions and 50 catches as a senior for Alonso, which reached the state championship game for the second consecutive season.

Both Shields and Whitner received a trophy and $4,000 check Monday evening.

Teams in post


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours