Classroom Champions: McGregor's Erin Rice

Published: Mar. 25, 2018 at 10:45 PM CDT
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For McGregor Senior Erin Rice, athletics have always been a big part of her life.

"I started playing at a really young age, and as I grew older, I just grew a bigger love for the game," said Rice.

Erin is an all-district softball, volleyball and basketball player, and sets an example with her work on and off the court.

"She's the first one in the weight room, she's the last one to leave, because she gets all of her reps in," said McGregor Girls Basketball coach Danielle Carey. So she's going to be missed because she's one that everyone looks at because they know that she's doing it right."

Erin works hard in the classroom as well, she's racking up dual credit hours and is ranked eleventh in her class. After graduation, she's headed to Tarleton State and eventually plans to become a nurse.

"It's very nice to say that I've worked this hard and have the grades to be able to choose what college I want to go to and what major I want to go in," said Rice.

April Ocampo, the McGregor Media Center Specialist, is excited to see what the future holds for Erin.

"I can't wait to see what she can do. I think she's going to be an excellent nurse, and the sky's the limit."

In addition, Erin is involved in the National Honor Society, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and is president of the McGregor FFA. She credits her mother and father for the success that she's achieved so far.

"My parents have driven me too keep going and to be a better student-athlete. At some points I'm just ready to give up, and they push me to be the best, and to be the best student I can be."