Hatfield, a Triton senior, recently completed her final season with the Lady Trojans. Last November, she signed with IU East to continue her basketball career as a Red Wolf along with studying biology and pre-dentistry this fall in Richmond, IN.
“In all of my years coaching I’ve never had two students at the same time who have achieved so much academically,” Triton coach Adam Heckaman said. “Taylor and Mallorie exemplify what a student athlete should be. They have dedicated themselves to their academics and their sports and it has paid off with the recognition they are getting. They are bright young ladies with their priorities straight and will see nothing but success with the work ethic they’ve developed.”
To be eligible for the Academic All-State team, students must have a minimum of a 3.5 GPA on a four-point scale or equivalent, a minimum score of 1110 on the SAT (writing score not included) or a 24 on the ACT, and must participate in a minimum of half of their team’s games.