Sunday, July 12, 2009

Cookeville Student Named All-American

Her fellow players call her "McFierce" because of her intensity on the field, and now a Cookeville High School girls' lacrosse player has been recognized for her accomplishments in the classroom as well. Rachel Zitting was recognized this month by the Putnam County School Board after being selected for the United States Lacrosse Association's high school academic All-America team. To qualify, Zitting had to be starter or team captain and also had to take at least 50 percent college prep or advanced placement courses. She is a two-year letter winner in both lacrosse and cross country. Principal Wayne Shanks says that she has also maintained a 3.6 grade point average while contributing to several community service programs.