Norman's Brooke Redwine – Academic Athlete Presented by Republic Bank & Trust


By John Tranchina

Brooke Redwine is a student first and an athlete second, and the Norman senior tennis player succeeds at both. She also is a well-respected team leader and a positive role model for her younger teammates to look up to.

“I always try my best in everything and school has always been something I’ve been driven to succeed in,” said Redwine, who maintains an impressive 4.4 GPA and will likely be attending Princeton University next year. “I love taking the hardest classes I can and I want to try to do the best that I can in my classes, and I like working not only for the grade but for gaining knowledge. I like learning new things.”

As for her team leadership, Redwine has come upon that role naturally, earning the designation of team captain in each of the past two seasons.


“Brooke has been a team leader since she joined the team as a sophomore,” Norman coach Kelly Stout said. “Her teammates naturally look up to her and she has led them on and off of the court as the team captain the past two years. Brooke is extremely special and it will be a long time before I’m blessed with another student athlete and person like her.”

“I would say it is a role I have taken on myself,” said Redwine, who finished eighth at the Class 6A state tournament in 1-singles last season. “I love talking to everyone, boosting them up, cheering them on during their tennis matches, asking people how their days are. That’s just how I like to be. I like to be inclusive and make sure everybody’s doing all right. It’s definitely something I enjoy.”

Redwine’s leadership and excellence in the classroom has contributed to the Tigers winning the Class 6A state academic champions in tennis in each of the past two seasons, and they are the front-runners to win it again this year.

“I think that it’s really awesome that all of our girls have been able to keep up really high grade point averages, which is hard to do for all of our team,” Redwine said of the honor. “I think that all of us encouraging each other throughout the school year and talking about what’s going on with our homework and classes and stuff has helped us stay on top of things. All the girls are super-responsible and hard workers, and I think it’s led us to do well in academics and sports.”