Lady Rebel basketball athletes named academic all-state

Hays Lady Rebel senior Anastasia Matthews (center) poses for a photo Feb. 28 with (back row, L-R) team assistant coach Jason Ferrel, assistant coach Madison Koehler, (front row, L-R) head coach Danny Preuss and assistant coach Detrick Stigall during her letter of intent signing at Hays High.

Hays Lady Rebel senior guard Faith Duran (14, left) closely guards Lucas Lovejoy Leopard Carsen McFadden during a Dec. 7, 2019 game at the Hays CISD Classic Tournament in Bales Gym.

Earlier this month, a pair of Hays Lady Rebel basketball senior basketball athletes earned statewide accolade for exemplary efforts in the classroom. Hays High senior Anastasia Matthews and Faith Duran were both named to the Class 6A Texas Girls Coaches Association’s (TGCA) Academic All-State list. To be named Academic All-State, seniors must have a grade point average (GPA) of 94 or above during all four years of high school. Athletes and support staff named to the Academic All-State list are nominated by their respective coaches. In March, Matthews and Duran were named to the 2020 District 25-6A All Academic Team. Earlier this year, Matthews signed her letter of intent to continue playing basketball at Howard Payne University. The Lady Rebel basketball program is led by head coach Danny Preuss.

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