Jackson, Cortez lead locals on state team

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 26, 1999

MICHAEL KIRAL / L’Observateur / May 26, 1999

BATON ROUGE – Lutcher’s Shameka Jackson and Riverside’s Jamie Cortez led a host of River Parishes athletes selected to the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s 1999 Academic All-State basketball team.

Jackson and Cortez made the academic composite team with 4.0 gradepoint averages. The two were among the 310 senior girl basketball playershonored on the academic team and among the 47 making the composite team. The composite team was comprised of those athletes having thehighest GPAs regardless of classification.

Jackson was a guard for the Lady Bulldogs, and Cortez was a guard for the Lady Rebels.

Hahnville’s Reanda Fields was selected to the Class 5A honorable mention team with a 3.30 GPA. St. James’ Landrell Armant and Emma Smith were named to the Class 3Ahonorable mention team. Armant, a forward, had a 3.2750 GPA and Smith, aguard, had a 3.0617 GPA.Riverside’s Amanda Roussel, Ashley Bourgeois and Michelle Millet and St.

Charles Catholic’s Shannon Dolive and Krista Danos made the Class 2A honorable mention team.

Roussel, a center, had a 3.4285 GPA. Bourgeois, a forward, had a 3.10 GPA.Millet, also a forward, compiled a 3.0526 GPA. Dolive, a center, had a3.8095 GPA. Danos, a guard, had a 3.7272 GPA.Lutcher’s Travis Davis was named to the boys’ Class 3A Academic all- state team. Davis, a guard, had a 3.5813 GPA. St. James center AnsonWilliams was named to the Class 3A honorable mention team with a 3.0370 GPA.St. Charles Catholic’s Courtney Bonura made the Class 2A Academic all-state team. Bonura, a guard, had a 3.5490 GPA. The Comets’ CourtneyBaloney, a forward, made the Class 2A honorable mention team with a 3.0GPA. Teammate Credere Joseph, a guard, also made the honorable mentionteam with a 3.1666 GPA.In order to be selected to the Academic All-State team, the nominee must have been selected as an all-district player for the 1998-99 basketball season. Each school principal was also allowed to nominate a maximum oftwo players who were not all-district selectees. The nominee must havebeen a senior student with a three-year accumulative GPA of 3.0 or better,based on a 4.0 scale.One hundred ninety-one senior boy basketball players were honored with 20 making the composite list.

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