Community Christian’s Carson Wright – Academic Athlete of the Month presented by Republic Bank and Trust

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Written by Kelsey Baucom

As a senior who has received scholarships in academics and athletics from Northern Oklahoma Junior College, and has already committed to playing fast pitch softball for them, Carson Wright has established softball as her priority sport. However, she also enjoys playing basketball and soccer for Community Christian School.

“I’ve played on the varsity team at CCS all four years of high school,” said Wright. “We have had very small teams so I have played shooting guard and post.”

The reason she picked up basketball in the first place is so she could have more hang out time with her friends who she played softball with. Through the years, she has valued her teammates and the relationships she’s built very highly.

“I started playing basketball when I was five so I could continue to hang out with all of my friends from my softball team,” she said. “I love the team aspect and friendships built through playing. When playing a competitive sport you build lifelong relationships with not only your teammates, but also your coaches.”

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In addition to her commitment to three different sports, Wright is also enrolled in a concurrent college algebra class, along with her five classes at CCS. All the while, she works hard to maintain a 3.8 GPA. She says that her brother is her inspiration for striving to be successful in the classroom.

“I have a very intelligent older brother. I’ve always striven to have good grades because he had amazing grades and I looked up to him tremendously on the academic scale,” she said. “I am very proud of being able to keep a high GPA while playing multiple sports and keeping a good grade in my college algebra class.”

Her parents have also played a huge role in Wright’s life, and she appreciates the opportunity they’ve given her to play sports and be successful.

“My parents have influenced me in very significant ways,” she said. “Both of my parents had to overcome adversity and work extremely hard to get where they are today. Now I have the opportunity to attend a private Christian school, play the sports I love, and go to college. I always strive to work hard and finish any task at hand to the best of my abilities.”

After she fulfills her commitment to play softball at Northern Oklahoma Junior College, she plans to transfer to Oklahoma State University and major in communication sciences and disorders.