Noble’s Allison Roberts is the Academic Athlete of the Month – Presented by Republic Bank and Trust


Allison Roberts laughed when talking about her upcoming academic schedule. In her senior season, she’ll be taking AP statistics – one of the toughest math courses that Noble High School can offer.

“Math is always the hardest for me,” Roberts said with a laugh. “… Hopefully, it’s not too difficult.”

Roberts has right around a 4.0 GPA and has found a balance between excelling in the classroom as well as being the MVP of Noble’s softball team – playing shortstop, pitching and catching. Noble coach Chad Beery said Roberts is even like an assistant coach in some ways. She begins the stretching for the team before practice when she has to and keeps the team organized.

“She’s the same way in the classroom,” Beery said. “… She is a coach’s dream. She’s an athlete. She can play. She’s smart. She’s softball savvy. She wants to do everything, and she wants to do everything right.”

Roberts is a member of NHS and DECA. She volunteers at the Cleveland County Christmas Store, and this summer, she volunteered at a youth camp for foster children through her church, Crosspointe Church. In her future, she hopes to study psychology with the hopes of going into some form of counseling as a career.

Roberts was sure where she wanted to start her collegiate career but express interest in Emporia State or Connors State as a way to play softball while starting her education.

Allison Roberts

“It’s always interested me, being able to see how people think and why they are the way they are,” Roberts said.

Roberts, who is a four-year varsity player, began playing softball when she was two years old, and the sport has helped her build connections with long-time friends.

“I’m very competitive during the sport, and I like the friendships that I’ve made,” she said. “I’m close to a lot more people than if I didn’t play. I’ve kinda been around it my whole life.”