Academic All Star - Lindsey Stout

By Brendan O'Reilly

July 22, 2010 Updated May 22, 2008 at 10:44 PM EDT

She has one of the top GPA's in her class, taking the toughest level of courses.
But just about every spring and summer day since she was 8, Lindsey Stout adorns the tools of ignorance, her softball team's catching equipment.

" It's not the smartest thing. But it's fun." " I have a full view of the field, and I call the pitches. It's nice to see everything unfold in front of you."
Having control of things is just as important off the field.
Lindsey has to keep up an "A" average while balancing a course load filled with advanced placement and International Baccalaureate classes.
Coach Brian Donlin says, " She's always mad. If she got a question wrong she's mad she didn't get a 100, or she didn't go 4-4. I always know Lindsey will give it her all."
Just a junior, this is her 4th season on the varsity. And as she gets older, those AP classes are apparently making her wiser about continuing to use the tools of ignorance.
" Last year she's never come out, but now she says she wouldn't mind playing outfield a little bit."
Showing smarts on the field and off, that's why Lindsey Stout is this week's academic all star.

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