Twenty six points per game and pre-med: They don't make those by the dozen. But Niles Brandywine's Carlie Newman makes shots by the dozen, while maintaining a 3.9 GPA, 8th in her graduating class.
"My goal was just to get top ten", Newman says of her class rank.
That's also where she took the Brandywine basketball team. Led by Newman's 26.8 ppg average in the post-season, the Bobcats won their third consecutive region championship.
"Carlie is a coach's dream", Brandywine coach Josh Hood says. "She puts more time in than anyone I've ever been associated with. In the off-season you can find her in the gym every single day, while most kids are at the beach. She's really balanced what it means to be a student-athlete."
"I'm always one who wants the ball in my hands. I was built to do that. My mom coached me and taught me how to do everything. I was taught to shoot well and it gives me confidence", Newman says.
Her current coach agrees.
"She can do everything. She's not one dimensional, just a three point shooter," Hood says. "One game she'll hit seven threes, the next game she won't have any, but she'll still have 22 points because she's so strong getting to the rim."
Newman will play next year at Spring Arbor University, while majoring in pre-med.