Two Local Volleyball Players Earn Academic All-State Honors

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Beth Child from Carbon High and Emily Olsen from Emery High earned Academic All-State honors in the 2014 volleyball season. To earn an Academic All-State award, the athlete must have a minimum of 3.75 cumulative grade point average beginning with their freshman year. Only seniors are eligible for this award.

Both Child and Olsen have earned a cumulative GPA of 4.0 since their freshman year.

Child, a senior outside hitter for Carbon High School, finished her career as the team kill leader, finishing region play with 97 kills. Child started varsity for the Dinos since she was a sophomore and has contributed to many of their victories with her powerful arm swing and her impressive defense. She finished the 2014 season with six double-doubles. Child has also accomplished many things in the classroom. She is a member of the National Honor Society and currently holds an internship in engineering, all while taking both high school and college courses. Child will graduate early and finish her high school education in December. She will then finish the remainder of the school year attending USU Eastern full-time. Child plans to further her education in August of 2015 at the University of Utah and major in mechanical engineering.

Olsen has been Emery High School’s starting volleyball setter for the past two years and had an impressive game against rival Carbon, in which she finished the match with 23 assists. Olsen led the Spartans in assists during the 2014 volleyball season. As starting setter, Olsen helped lead the Spartans to a sixth place finish in the 2A state tournament. Not only was Olsen impressive on the court this past season, she has also done remarkable things during her time at Emery High School. Olson is the Sterling Scholar nominee for business, student body secretary and FBLA president. She is also the Emery High School skills club president. Olsen plans to attend Southern Utah University next year and major in pre-dental.

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