Classroom Champions: Robinson's Sophie Brignac

Robinson senior Sophie Brignac is the type of student who excels on and off the court.

"I think what Sophie brings more than her athletic ability is her leadership and her character. Just a great kid, working hard constantly," said Robinson Volleyball Coach Kelsi Reynolds.

Forensic Science teacher Kelly Bordner agrees.

"She's just one of those types of students that makes a teacher love her job. She's more serious in the classroom probably than she is on and off the court, but she's a hard worker, really applies herself, and is just the ideal role model of a student."

Brignac has excelled as defensive specialist and is a captain of the Rockettes Volleyball team. In the springtime, she competes for the golf team.

"Sports has been part of my life since the time I could walk. My dad is a coach, so I don't know, it's just always been a part of our family," said Brignac.

Her academic credentials are pretty great too, Sophie is ranked eighth in her class and is president of the National Honor Society. And you don't have to look to far to see why she's been able to have such success.

"When we're at away games, she's probably the only kid who's working on her homework when all the other kids are outside playing or goofing around or doing whatever. She's the only one who has her book open and is working on schoolwork," said Reynolds.

Once Sophie is done at Robinson, she'll head to MCC, then is hoping to go to Texas Tech. Her ultimate goal is to become a nurse practitioner.

"A nurse practitioner just seems cool because you can just be a boss, kind of. You're a boss of people and I kind of like doing that. I kind of like being a leader."