PASCO, WA - Two-sport athletes are a rarity nowadays. Especially when
they're playing back-to-back seasons. It's even rarer to see them pull a 4.0
GPA. But academics improve the play of Chiawana's Delaney Hodgins.
"It helps me manage my time better because I have to get
everything done and my parents are really hard on me about my grades, so right
when I get home from practice I have to do my homework," she said.
Between basketball and volleyball, Hodgins is competitive.
But as all good support systems do, her parents are determined to keep her
on-track and focused on what's important.
"They say if you don't get good grades you won't play, so
that just motivates me to get good grades and focus so I can have a better
future," she said.
It already worked for her sister, Hayley, who plays
basketball for Eastern Washington, and it worked for her too.
I verbally committed to Eastern a month ago, and I've been
playing all summer and working hard for it, so I'm really excited," she said.
So she's keeping it all in the family, and she's off to Cheney