Str8Up Sports Announces April Student-Athletes of the Month
Alpharetta, GA – May 10, 2017 – Maddy Peterson and Emma Wood were honored as the Str8Up Sports Student-Athletes of the Month (SAM Award) at the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce November Eggs & Enterprise Breakfast Tuesday, April 25th. The SAM award recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of deserving Student-Athletes in the greater North Fulton area. Winners are chosen from nominations made by area athletic directors and coaches, and are based on extraordinary academic proficiency, exceptional athletic accomplishments and dedication to civic action.
April SAM Winner – Emma Wood (Alpharetta High School)
The Second Student-Athlete of the Month is Emma Wood, a defender on the Alpharetta High School women’s soccer team. A Senior this year, Emma has been a starting player every year since her freshman year. She is the team captain, and has led the Raiders to their first playoff birth since 2013. This season Emma played injured, and led Alpharetta through six consecutive region wins in the toughest region, including wins over top-five ranked teams like Pope and Chattahoochee. Emma has won the award for most valuable defender each of the last two years.
She has a 96.27 GPA and has seven straight semesters on the Honor Roll. She scored a 1250 on the SAT and was a 4-year Scholar Athlete. Emma is a member of National Honor Society, National Charity League (A Historian and Vice President of Philanthropy), and supports the following organizations: Cure Childhood Cancer, North Fulton Community Charities, Beacon of Hope and Furkids, which supports pet adoptions.
Alpharetta’s Head Coach Mike Nance says this, “Emma has been a leader on our team since her freshman year. She leads by example. She has taken charge of team morale and training and helped the team establish goals like taking responsibility, accepting constructive criticism and maintaining focus. In addition to being her coach, I have had the pleasure to have taught Emma in both AP U.S. History and AP European History. Her effort and seriousness of purpose is just as strong in the classroom as on the soccer field. Emma has battled through injuries to contribute to our successes and done so much to support me and the team’s goals. She is “the rock” of our team.”