A+ Athlete: Morgan Williamson, Durant

This week's A+ Athlete is Morgan Williamson from Durant High School.

Morgan is in the top 10-percent of her class, is executive president of the student council and is already getting a head start on her college studies. She will have complete 18-college credit hours through Southeastern Oklahoma State University by the time she graduates.

"A good education, no one can take that away from you," Williamson said.

"She's one of those students that you'd like to have 100 of them every day," Williamson's teacher John Hazell said. "She's goal oriented. You don't have to get her to do anything. She's self motivated, she does it herself."

Outside the classroom, Morgan is standout runner for the Lady Lions. She's a four year letterman in cross country where she's qualified for state three times and will look to make it a fourth this year.

Morgan lettered in track all four years as well and was given Vype Magazine's Character Counts Award.

"Morgan is one of those athletes that any coach dreams of coaching," Williamson's Cross Country Coach Amanda Reynolds. "She's a great kid."

She continued.

"Academically she excels and she just excels out on the cross country field as well, not just as a athlete and a runner, but what she does as far as leadership. Leading those younger kids to be better people as well as athletes."

Away from campus Morgan spends a lot of her time volunteering with Habitat for Humanities, Durant Main Street and as a team leader at Youth Leadership Camp for Choctaw Nation.

"I just want to get out there and put effort into something that benefits others," Williamson said.

And that's why Morgan Williamson is this week's A+ Athlete.>