BONHAM, Tex. (KXII) -- This week's A+ Athlete is Mackenzie Downs of Bonham High School.
Mackenzie is a member of National Honor Society, and Texas Scholars. She carries a 3.9 GPA and is ranked third in her class.
AP Statistics Teacher Jonna Spiller said Downs is very competitive in the classroom, and that makes her a good student.
Downs is involved with several school programs, and is a member of the Peer Assistant Leadership Group.
On the field, Mackenzie is the star pitcher for the Bonham softball team. She is on pace to reach 1,000 career strikeouts and 100 career wins.
Downs was named district MVP, district Pitcher of the Year, and third team All-State.
"She wants to be the best she can be at whatever she's doing," Bonham Softball Coach Micky Englutt said.
The secret to her success is her competitive drive and will to win.
"Softball and school, they go hand in hand," Downs said.