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Sara Torgerson Shoots For Success

Posted January 26, 1999 6:00 a.m. EST

— Sara Torgerson is the senior captain of the Grace Christian basketball team averaging 14 points per game. She is a scrappy player that never gives less than her best.

"She is one of those players that every coach dreams about," Grace Christian coach Adam Dean said. "She doesn't want to come off the floor. She is consistent, and she's steady. She doesn't let her emotions get the better of her. She is just a nice calming influence on the rest of the girls. She is almost like a second coach out there."

Torgerson not only plays four sports, she excels academically with a 3.9 gpa in the classroom. She is a leader serving as president of the Grace Christian student government. She is someone who wants to get all she can into her school life.

"I think it's very important that you should be high in academics, and you should never give up in sports," Torgerson said. "You should do all you can in high school because you only one chance in a lifetime to do it. I have goals in my life and I believe that I can do all things. If I can just keep my head up, then I can reach for the stars."

One of her goals is to one day be a teacher and a coach. She wants to be a role model, not just in the future, but right now.

"The little kids look up to older students, and I think it's important to show a good attitude towards things," Torgerson said. "And to strive for the best, so they can see it."

"It's her character. It's her attitude," Dean said. "She doesn't like to fail. She doesn't like to not succeed."

"She has set a high quality and a high bench mark that our girls are going to have to strive to achieve, and we just thank her for that," Grace Christian Headmaster Murray Davidson said.

Sara Torgerson is this week's winner of the Extra Effort Award.