Academic All Star - Lizzy Buhl

By Brendan O'Reilly

July 22, 2010 Updated Jan 11, 2008 at 3:49 PM EDT

There is only one senior on the roster of the Greene varsity basketball team. There's the same number of students in the entire school that carry a 98 average.They are in fact the same person, Lizzy Buhl, who does a whole lot more to earn this week's academic all star.

She says swimming is the sport, but right now it's basketball season, so Lizzy Buhl is back to work on the hardwood.She's the lone senior on the Trojans roster, and the focus of a few sets of eyes in practice.She takes a full load of top-level classes during the day.

Pressed for a major in college next year and she says public policy is a possibility, and watching her work you see a future politician at work in basketball. Her favorite part is playing defense, and for now she's left defending her spot as valedictorian through the rigors of another long season. An athlete, a scholar and a leader. That adds up to this week's Academic All Star.

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