Highland Park senior Nevaeh Rodriguez named GOAT Scholar athlete of the week
AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) – This week’s FirstBank Southwest GOAT Scholar Athlete of the Week is grateful for all the leadership opportunities her High School 3A offers. Meet Nevaeh Bougher Rodriguez from Highland Park.
If you haven’t been to Highland Park yet, Nevaeh Rodriguez is arguably one of the best hitters in the Texas Panhandle.
“She joins the weight room,” said Matt Taylor, Highland Park volleyball head coach. “She’s working hard in this. Does a lot of plyometrics to elevate her vertically because she’s not the tallest, and that allows her to do a lot of things at net.
“I love to play volleyball. Like when I get this win, I’m not too excited personally unless we win, ”Rodriguez said. “Like when we beat Canyon, it was like, but I’m trying to keep it modest, I guess.”
The senior averages 12.3 kills, 8.3 digs and 2.5 aces per game. In class, she holds a 4.1 GPA, ranks sixth in her class, and is involved in many organizations including the President of the National Honor Society and the Vice President of the Student Council.
“I always want to be a better leader and help people become better leaders and not so much like a follower,” Rodriguez said.
Rodriguez is dedicated to helping others, but family is the reason she wants to study to become a speech therapist.
“My grandmother had a stroke a few years ago. She just passed away about a week ago, ”Rodriguez said. “She had a stroke and lost all sensation all over the right side of her body and couldn’t speak. Since then, I have always wanted to be a speech therapist.
Rodriguez sets his goals high. She is looking to send Highland Park back to the state championship for the first time since 2018.
“I love this school,” Rodriguez said. “I think this school is a great opportunity to get involved in a lot of things, and I think it’s a great opportunity to be involved in sport and just well balanced.”
Congratulations to Nevaeh Rodriguez on her nomination as FirstBank Southwest NewsChannel10 GOAT Scholarship Athlete of the Week. To nominate a senior, go to https://www.newschannel10.com/sports/goat/.
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