As chronicled recently in the Daily Reporter, dozens of local high school student-athletes will soon begin their collegiate sports careers. An equally important number of local athletes will begin their next-stage education without a university sports commitment.
Morgan Stricker is one such academics-focused athlete.
Her Mt. Vernon girls basketball team appeared in two straight Class 3A State Finals, winning it all in 2012-13, Stricker’s junior season. Stricker, a reserve small forward, played one minute in the 2013 championship game.
On the softball field this spring, Stricker was more active, appearing in 23 of 26 games and hitting .268 as a first baseman.
Never an all-county team selection, Stricker earned more impressive honors: she was named All-State Academic in basketball and softball this year as a senior (the only grade in which student-athletes can earn such academic recognition).
The McCordsville native, National Honors Society member and Marauder Mentor graduated fourth in her class and received the St. Mary’s Scholarship (full tuition) from Marian University, where she’ll major in Biology with a pre-med concentration.
Stricker, daughter of Frank and Susanne Stricker, recently provided insight as to what it’s like to be an academic all-star.
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