Ashley McGowan named Softball Scholar Athlete of the Year
Marvin Ridge High School senior softball player Ashley McGowan was named as the Greater Charlotte Hot Stove League Softball Scholar Athlete of the Year. Ashley combines academic and athletic talents to rise to the top of the Student-athlete ladder. Learn more about Ashley;
Ashley McGowan has been a varsity softball player for Marvin Ridge High School since her freshman year. She has been the starting catcher since her sophomore year when Marvin Ridge won the conference and continued to the fourth round of the 3A state playoffs. She was named All-Conference and All-District her sophomore year with a .431 batting average, 24 RBIs, and 2 home runs. Her junior year she was named captain, but her season was cut short due to a hand injury. She plays travel softball for Lady Lightning Gold Team Miken which is ranked 15th in the nation according to US Club rankings. Her team will be returning to the PGF National Championship tournament this summer in Huntington Beach, CA looking to win after placing ninth this past summer. In order to prepare, they will be playing in SC, NJ, CO, and NV. Along with being an extremely competitive softball player,
Ashley has a 4.92 GPA while taking AP and honors classes with a 34 ACT score. She is a part of Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society) and the National Science Honor Society. She has received many awards including the AP Scholar Award, Academic Achievement Award in Algebra I and then again for Honors Algebra II, six Academic Letters of Excellence, and National Honors Student Recognition by USAA. While at Marvin Ridge, Ashley will have earned college credit from her AP US History, Physics, Calculus 2, Chemistry, and Statistics courses and exams. Ashley signed her national letter of intent this fall with Tennessee Tech. She has already been accepted in the Honors College and has been awarded the Tennessee Tech Soaring Eagle Academic Scholarship. Ashley will be pursuing her engineering degree while competing in D1 Ohio Valley Conference softball. She is the daughter of Paul and Linda McGowan.
To view the Hot Stove Dinner photo gallery: http://www.southcharlottesports.net/8th-annual-greater-charlotte-hot-stove-league-awards-dinner-photo-gallery/