One Waxahachie swimmer has joined the exclusive two-percent club of high school student-athletes named as an All-American.
Lady Indians senior Ashlyn Florence has completed her coursework in such fine fashion that she was recently recognized as a high school Academic All-American.
According to a Waxahachie ISD Athletics release, over 342,294 student-athletes are involved in aquatics at the high school level in over 16,432 boys’ and girls’ programs.
Approximately two percent of these students are recognized as a high school All-American.
"Ashlyn has been a vital member of the WHS swim team for the past four years," stated head swim coach Tamara Pruitt in the release. "She excels in the pool, classroom, and is active in Interact, NHS, yearbook, and broadcasting at the high school. Ashlyn will graduate fourth in the class of 2019 and will be attending Texas A&M University in the fall."
In the pool, Florence competed in the breaststroke, freestyle, butterfly and backstroke.
She holds Waxahachie swimming program records in the 200-yard individual medley (2:26.11, Feb. 3, 2017), 100-yard butterfly (1:11.90, Nov. 14, 2015), 100-yard freestyle (55.63, Feb. 3, 2017), 500-yard freestyle (5:56.52, Feb. 3, 2017), 100-yard backstroke (1:10.17, Dec. 12, 2016) and 100-yard breaststroke (1:17.62, Jan. 23, 2016).
She was also named to the 2018 and 2019 Academic All-State team.