North Dakota State's Abby Plucker and South Dakota's Bethany Buell were recently honored by the South Dakota Sportswriters Association. Plucker earned the Independent Female Athlete of the Year award, while Buell was named the College Women’s Athlete of the Year.
December 28, 2011
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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