A Red River athlete is being recognized for her performance on the basketball court and in the classroom at Red River High. She is senior Kaitlyn Antilley and she was a major contributor to the just wrapped up Lady Bulldog season.
LHSAA Academic All-State Team:
To earn Composite Team honors, a student-athletes six-semester GPA must have an un-weighted 4.00. The composite team (all un-weighted 4.0 students) will be honored at the LHSAA state events but this year due to COVID all awards will be honored by your student-athlete’s school. These students cannot even have an “B” on their transcript. Note: Honors classes are not considered.
All senior student-athletes must be registered and submitted by a school principal on the LHSAA Member Website by the specific deadline date established.
Antilley was 1 of 73 girls basketball players in Louisiana classes 5A – C.
“I am excited to have been awarded this honor,” said Kaitlyn. She added, “I have worked hard my high school career not only on the court or the field, but most importantly in the classroom. Being able to play sports is a privilege that can be taken away at any time, but you will always have your education. And this is very important in being successful in life.”
She is also a member of the All-Stars team. Louisiana is divided into an east team and a west team. Coaches first nominate their seniors that they think have earned the honor of being picked. Coaches from the east side and coaches from the west side meet separately – (a coach from each classification) and chooses 15 players to represent their team. Then they will choose 15 alternate players as alternates in case one of the 15 chosen cannot play.
Red River girls coach Missy Antilley will be coaching one of the teams. She said, “I am honored to have the opportunity of being the head coach of the West team this year and coach Kaitlyn one last time.”
The game will be on Saturday March 20th location still to be determined by it is usually in the Shreveport area.
Friday March 19th – Banquet honoring the players
Saturday March 20th – All-Star game
Kaitlyn is excited about the opportunity to play on the team. “I am honored to have the privilege to be able to play in the All-Star game and have my mom coach me one last time,” she said. Antilley added, “I have worked hard my four years to get this honor from late nights in the gym, traveling to and from training lessons, and watching hours and hours or game films. I am also excited because I get to play in the All-Star game with some of the girls I train with during the summer and weekends.”