BUTTE — The Butte High volleyball team is emphasizing the “student” in the term “student-athlete.”
The Bulldogs, who have been competitive on the Eastern AA courts this season, work just as hard in the classroom.
That hard work has resulted in every junior and senior on the team receiving an induction into the prestigious National Honor Society. Requirements to be inducted in this group requires an outstanding character, participation in extracurricular activities and at least a 3.0 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.
“It’s easy coaching kids like that because they want to be here, they want to be in school, they’re pleasers,” said Butte volleyball coach Jeni Hope. “They definitely want to do well in every aspect of their life, which makes my job real easy.”
“School’s all about being able to work when you’re tired, perform well under stress, and I think that’s coming down to the end of the season, as well in any sport,” said senior captain Brittney Tierney. “You really have to keep that mental mindset that you’re ready to play, because every game matters, every play matters.”