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2019-20 Midway University/KHSAA Female Student-Athlete of the Year Winners

August 21, 2020 Midway Award Winners

2019-20 Midway University/KHSAA
Female Student-Athlete of the Year Award Winners


Golf – Libby Gilliland (Presentation)
A three-time All A state qualifier, Gilliland has earned numbers honors including Presentation’s Most Valuable Player and Team Leadership award. Off the course, she is the senior class president, leading student retreats, peer leading for grade schools in the local community, and being chosen to guide leadership forums. She has raised over $50,000 for the Colon Cancer Prevention Project and Kentucky Golf Foundation. A three-time First Team Academic All A State honoree, she holds a 3.825 GPA and is expected to graduate in 2020.


Volleyball – Elena Scott (Mercy)
A 2019 Max Prep Preseason All American, Scott has claimed numerous accolades including All-District honors in 2017, a spot on the 2018 Courier-Journal Metro Louisville All-Area Volleyball Team, and the Durango Fall Class All-Tournament Team. On and off the court, she is a leader and a role model, participating in service at Soup Kitchen, Zoo and Forest clean up, Keystone Learning Academy, and the Big Sis Little Sis Program at Mercy. Academically, she maintains a 3.69 GPA and is verbally committed to play volleyball at the University of Louisville.
  Field Hockey – Lee Ann Gordon (Assumption)
Gordon is currently ranked top ten in the nation and served as team captain for the 2019 U17 USA Women’s National Team on the Germany Tour. In addition, she was selected for the USA “Stars and Stripes” game three years in a row (2017-19). Off the field, she volunteers at the Nazareth Nursing Home, and has helped with elderly assistance and cleaning facilities. She assisted with Assumption Field Hockey Camp and coached aspiring young female athlete’s grades 1-8. She currently has a 3.84 GPA and is verbally committed to play field hockey at Wake Forrest.
  Soccer – Eliza Kelly (Sacred Heart)
  Cross Country – Anna Rupp (Lexington Christian)
The 2018 KHSAA Cross County 1A State Champion, Rupp is a 10-time All Regional Track and Cross Country honoree. She is currently ranked first in the state in 1A cross county and has set four course records in just the first half of the 2019 cross county season. A four-time Academic All-State selection, Rupp captured the state title in the 3200m at the 2019 State Track & Field Meet. Off the field, she served at the Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, an organization that helps people with specials needs learn how to ride horses.
  Competitive Cheer – Sophia Shoemaker (Greenup County)

Dance – Felicity Bryant (Frederick Douglass)


Bowling – Hana Hackworth (Johnson Central)


Swimming – Taylor Albrecht (Paul Laurence Dunbar)

  Basketball – Taylor Spurlock (Harlan County)
  Archery – Hannah Craft (Knott County Central)
  Bass Fishing – n/a
  Tennis – Emily Hibbs (Union County)
  Track & Field – Isabella Copher (Bath County)
  Softball – Madison Nichols (Ballard Memorial)