Tigers are apparently among the smartest animals, well as least as far as sports mascots go. Five of the top 10 academic softball teams in Missouri Class 1 were represented by the king of the jungle, including Scotland County’s own Lady Tigers, who earned the top spot in Class 1 in Missouri’s Academic All State awards announced this week.
SCR-I took the top honor in Class 1, and had the best cumulative grade point average overall in any class, posting a 3.97 GPA.
Scotland County had 10 top scholar athletes in the program led by coach Kim Small. Kaylyn Anders, Abby Blessing, Madie Bondurant, Haley Darcy, Khloe Hamlin, Julie Long, Katie Feeney, Kaitlyn McMinn, Morgan Blessing and Kylee Stott all earned academic all state honors individually helping earn the top GPA, which does not include freshmen athletes.
Atlanta C-3 was second in Class 1. The Princeton Tigers were fifth, followed by the Tigers of Weaubleau R-3 and Dekalb High School. The Walnut Grove Tigers finished ninth in Class 1 to give the Tigers five of the 10 top spots.
East Buchanan High School was tops in Class 2 with a 3.95 GPA. Centralia and School of the Osage tied for top honors in Class 3 with a 3.88 GPA while Cor Jesu Academy earned top honors in Class 4 with a 3.78 GPA.