Bailey Rogers and Anthony Adkins were selected as the Female and Male 5th Region Athletic Director’s Association Fall Student-Athletes of the Year last week. Below is what their respective coaches had to say about them and why they are deserving of the award.
ANTHONY ADKINS (FOOTBALL, Head Coach Josh Jaggers)
Anthony Adkins epitomizes maybe more so than anyone I’ve ever coached what is the true meaning of a student athlete. His athletic achievements on the gridiron and court are well known, with his best football ahead of him when he signs with the University of Louisville in 2019 after already committing to play football for the Cardinals in June of 2018, but he has also been accepted to their School of Engineering Speed School. He has a 4.0 GPA with a 26 ACT.
He stands 6’4 225, and his personality is even bigger. Anthony comes from a first class family that has instilled great work ethic and character into he and his brothers. He has all of the tools required to be destined for greatness both on the fields of play, classroom and in life as a future father and husband.
BAILEY ROGERS (VOLLEYBALL, Head Coach Ben Schell)
Bailey is a two-sport athlete at LaRue County High School and unfortunately suffered a torn ACL during basketball season this past year. Bailey refused to allow such an injury to slow her down and was determined to return to the volleyball court in August to play her senior season. Bailey came back stronger and quicker than ever before and has been an integral part of the Lady Hawk volleyball team earning the top seed in the 2018 18th District Volleyball Tournament. Bailey is a leader on the court and in the classroom. Bailey maintains a 3.5 GPA while taking three dual-credit courses. Bailey is a positive role-model that is willing to do whatever necessary for the success of the team. Bailey is the embodiment of a teammate and a team-first player.