November 4, 2010
Albemarle High School senior Summer Shepherd is this week's choice for Burger King Student Athlete of the Week.
Shepherd has been in the top five of the cross country team all three years at AHS and went to the state championship meet as a sophomore. This season she serves as a captain for the Patriots, and helped lead her team to a second place finish at the district meet last week despite fighting a serious illness.
Shepherd is one of the team's leaders this season and gets some very high praise from her coach.
"I have been a coach for over 25 years and (Summer) is by far the best overall team leader I have ever had the pleasure of coaching," says Albemarle Cross Country Head Coach Cathy Coffman.
Shepherd also leads the way in the classroom with a 3.66 unweighted GPA (4.3 weighted). She hopes to attend George Mason University next year and also hopes to pole vault there.