Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton)
Finding an academic all star on the Seton girls basketball team wasn't the hard part.
As a group they maintain an average in the mid 90's. But one senior does stand out from the pack.
Amy Ludovici not only leads the Saints in scoring, but has been willing to do whatever is best for the team.
And that earns her this week's Mirabito academic all star.
Anything worth having doesn't come easy. But Seton Catholic Central senior Amy Ludovici doesn't mind working for it.
In the classroom she has loaded her schedule with 5 AP classes.
And on the court she's taken on new challenges as a senior.
" I used to be more of a post player, so catch, shoot, score. Now there's a lot more dribbling, handling the ball under pressure, making the right decision in the backcourt. "
She leads her team with nearly 17 points a game,m but that change in position hasn't been her only new role on the floor.
As a senior, Amy is a leader for the young Saints.
" I expect it actually. She's that leader. She's been with me since 9th grade, her and Carolyn Gosney together make a great team. Sometimes because of their competitiveness the other kids rise up which the work ethic kind of goes along with that."
Of course her work ethic is also off the charts in the classroom.
Taking the most challenging of courses, she still is ranked 6th in her class.
" It can be really difficult to handle the workload. I just have to put school first. Sometimes I have to wake up a little early on the weekends to get some reading done. There are sacrifices that have to be made but I enjoy playing basketball so it's no problem."
She is never one to shy away from extra work, either on the hardwood or in the books.
That not only sets an example to her young teammates, but it sets her apart.
It's why Amy Ludovici is this week's Mirabito academic all star.