Athletics and academics has proven to be a recipe for success for Amy Carlton. A 2010 Lakeland High School graduate, Carlton had a distinguished career in the classroom and on the court in high school. She earned the President’s Award for Educational Achievement and the Academic Excellence Award. Carlton was a member of the National Honor Society and was a two-time Board of Education Achievement Award Winner. She was also a member of the Lakeland Leadership program and was the class secretary for two years.
Carlton was named top female athlete at Lakeland High School in 2010 and earned distinction as a Detroit Free Press Scholar-Athlete Award winner in 2010. She led the basketball team to division and conference championships in 2009, and she was an all-conference and all-district selection in 2009 and 2010. Carlton was also named MVP in 2010 after being named the defensive player of the year, and was an all-conference and all-district soccer player as a senior.
Now, Carlton is a walk-on guard for the Oakland University Grizzles and is majoring in health sciences. She played in nine games for Oakland as a freshman coming off the bench before suffering a season ending injury against Toledo. In addition, she earned a spot on the Summit League All-Academic Team. Carlton came off the bench to score 3 points, and grab 2 rebounds with one assist in the 74-30 victory over Rochester College on Nov. 17.
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