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Honors numerous for Lady Bulldogs cross country

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All 2019 Cross Country Honors have been published, and I would like to recognize each of the Bandera Lady Bulldog cross country recipients.

For a place on the Texas Girls Coaches Association Academic All State Team, the runner has to be a senior in good standing on the team and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 94 or higher.

The Lady Bulldogs who received that award were Jordan Edwards, Corinne McMullan and Caitlyn Thrasher.

The Texas Girls Coaches Association names only 20 girls in classes 1A through 4A to the Legacy All Star Team. A committee of the association votes on the nominations.

The same three Bandera runners who won places on the Academic All State Team also were chosen to be part of the Legacy team.

In addition, the TGCA committee votes on its All State Team. The following Lady Bulldogs made the 2019 4A All State Team: Raelynn Butler, Morgan Cole, Hannah Edwards, and Elexis Pearson.

The Cross Country Coaches Association of Texas also names an Academic All State Team whose members must be a senior be in good standing, have a 94 cumulative grade point average and be of good moral character.

The Bandera Lady Bulldogs who received that award were: Edwards, Ana Guajardo, McMullan, Thrasher and Caitlin Watson.

Cole also earned a spot on the CCCAT All State Team.

For the Texas High School Coaches Association Academic All State Team, each member must have a 92 overall cumulative grade point average, good standing on the team and be of good moral character.

The following Lady Bulldogs received that recognition: Guajardo, Honorable Mention Academic All State, Thrasher and Watson, Second Team Academic All State; and Edwards and Mc-Mullan, First Team Academic All State.

These awesome and deserving awards are an example of all of the girls’ hard work, commitment, and dedication to the cross country program, to their teammates and also to their classwork and their academics.

Every single one of these girls is involved in numerous activities across the Bandera school district, including band, volleyball, tennis, basketball, soccer, powerlifting, track, National Honor Society, ag, Young Life, and Blue Hearts.

This is the true spirit of what it means being a part of small-town Bandera and making a worldwide impact.

I am extremely proud of each and every one of the young ladies and what they accomplished the 2019 Cross Country season.

Brooke Ashcraft is the Girls Cross Country coach at Bandera High School.