A+ Athlete: Riley Westervelt, Pottsboro

Published: Feb. 22, 2019 at 2:31 PM CST
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This week's A+ Athlete is Riley Westervelt of Pottsboro High School.

Riley is ranked in the top 10 percent of her class, has a 4.2 G.P.A. She's a member of national honors society where she served as the vice president, she takes college classes, and says her school work is a top priority.

"I think school is important because you have to go on and do good and succeed in order to get into your future career," said A+ Athlete Riley Westervelt."

"She works hard, she's very dedicated and conscientious," said Pottsboro calculus teacher Heather McLaren. "If I could have 1,000 Riley's, I would take them."

On the court, Riley is a key member of the Pottsboro basketball team. She was named all-district for 3 straight years.

She plays volleyball and softball, and was named all-district in both. Riley also ran some track and cross country along the way. Athletics plays a big part for this A+ Athlete.

"It creates all these friendships," said Westervelt. "You meet all of these people, and you want to do your best for them and it's important."

"She's one of those kids we want all of our student athletes to be like," said Pottsboro girls basketball coach Keith Bates. "She strives for the best in both, athletics and academics. She's also done so much for the school, it's hard to keep both of those at the high level she's kept it at."