Classroom Champions: Connally's Miannah Little

WACO, Texas (KWTX) Miannah Little strives for the highest scores not only on the court, but in the classroom as well.

"My mom she really pushed me. No Cs in the house at all. Just As and Bs really my whole life," Little said. "Her expectations were pretty high and then after a while I started having those for myself because you don't want to look at a report card and see all As and say, 'Oh, it's a C.' It just messes up everything."

The Connally senior is ranked 14th in her class and holds a 4.7 GPA. She is undecided about her future after high school but has already been accepted by numerous universities, including Oklahoma State. But she hasn't given up on her dream of playing at the next level.

"She's gotten 10, 11, 12 different acceptances right now to some very very good colleges," Connally basketball coach Taylor Sims said. "I told her, 'You have basketball, you love basketball and that's what your dream is, but you also have academics to fall back on,' and that's what she's shown and proven."

By the time Little wraps up her career at Connally, this four-year varsity starter will be the all-time leading scorer in school history. With her performance so far this year, college coaches are starting to take notice.

"I'm looking forward to getting as far as we can in the playoffs. Like as far as I can get my team to playoffs," Little said. "I'm looking to get 2,500 career points. It would be a record I think. It's my personal goal now because I'm already past 2,000."

"She's averaging over 31 points per game this year and staying healthy," Sims said. "If we make a run like we think we will, she'll break that record because she is very close right now."