January Athlete of the Month

Josh Preston

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This month’s Colt Nation athlete of the month is senior Ashley Pope.  Ashley has been a member of the basketball team for the last four years.

With enrollment in multiple AP and accelerated classes as well as involvement in clubs such as Fellowship of Christian Athletes at school, Pope says she has had to learn to apportion time between sports and school.  “It was difficult at first with my schedule,” Pope said. “But it has gotten easier as time has gone on.”

“I believe the work ethic I’ve had to show in basketball has carried over into my school work as well,” says Pope on how her basketball career has positively affected her academics, “Having coaches that view being a good student as more important than being a good basketball player has really helped me along the way.”

Pope plans on attending BCTC for two years and then transferring to the University of Kentucky for her major.  As far as collegiate sports, Pope plans to throw in the towel and stick to intramural sports so that she can focus more on her academics and future career.

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