Southern Nash High two-sport standout Kierstin Cooper has been named to The Wilson Times’ Farris & Thomas Law Attorneys 2021 Academic All-Area Team.
The Times, a sister newspaper of The Enterprise, announced its All-Area Team selections this week. The following factors earned Cooper a place on the Academic All-Area girls’ team:
• Two-sport standout for the Ladybirds who captured the 3-A Big East Conference Pitcher of the Year award as a senior.
• Struck out 93 batters and walked 43 during the 2021 season.
• Part of a Southern Nash program that has won 29 straight Big East games and the last three contested conference championships.
• Two-time Big East all-conference softball selection.
• Earned the Coaches Award for volleyball.
• Owner of a 3.8 grade point average.
• Active in the Beta Club and Future Farmers of America as well as travel softball.
• Annual volunteer at the Momeyer Ruritan Club chicken plate sale.
• Works at Vardy Human Performance Center in Wendell.
• Has signed with Barton College.
Abbey Thomas, a three-sport star and top-10 student at Charles B. Aycock High in Pikeville, was named the Times’ Farris & Thomas Law Attorneys Female Student-Athlete of the Year. Wilson County home-schooler Jacob Dienes, who’s signed to play baseball at N.C. State University, is the newspaper’s selection for Male Student-Athlete of the Year.
Joining Cooper on the girls’ Academic All-Area Team are the following student-athletes:
• Jessica Avery, Fike.
• Paige Barnes, Wilson Christian.
• Kinslee Braddy, Hunt.
• Brianna Garbrandt, SouthWest Edgecombe.
• Annie Greene, Beddingfield.
• Katlyn Parrish, Charles B. Aycock.
• Ashley Pendergrass, Fike.
• Mackenzie Tyson, Hunt.
• Olivia Walker, Community Christian.
The following male student-athletes were named to the Times’ Academic All-Area Team:
• Devyn Bullock, Wilson Preparatory.
• David Cardenas-Cisneros, Hunt.
• Tyson Davis, Greene Central.
• Jeremy Dawson, Greene Central.
• Alberto Herrera, Wilson Preparatory.
• Blaize Keen, Hunt.
• Cabell Metts, Greenfield.
• Zach Naughton, Charles B. Aycock.
• William Powell, Greenfield.
• Tucker Williams, Greene Central.
The Wilson Times awarded the following honorable mentions for girls student-athletes:
• Parker Barnes, Hunt.
• Shelby Crocker, North Johnston.
• Lindsay Curlings, Fike.
• Ellarie Fatzaun, Hunt.
• Ali Parbst, Hunt.
• Makenzie Sadler, Fike.
• Laura Ann Taylor, Hunt.
• Kaylee Tucker, Greene Central.
• Rachel Westbrook, Hunt.
The Wilson Times awarded the following honorable mentions for boys student-athletes:
• Jadel Davis, Southern Nash.
• Jacob Harper, Community Christian.
• A.J. Kovach, Hunt.
• James Rodriguez, Charles B. Aycock.
• Kodi Shalabi, Hunt.
• Adam Strickland, Hunt.
• Jayden Willis, Greene Central.
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