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Scecina senior wins Mental Attitude Award at IHSAA tournament

 Rachel Cox '17 (center) with her parents, Heather (left) and Kipp Cox. Rachel won the Mental Attitude Award. Indiana Farm Bureau  a $1,000 check to Scecina in Rachel's name.  Photo by David Leszcynski '09

After the Crusaders won the state championship game, Scecina’s Rachel Cox was awarded the IHSAA’s Mental Attitude Award in Class 2A Softball.

Rachel has earned All-Conference, All-City, and Academic All-Conference honors during her time as a member of the Crusaders softball program. Her teams won Indiana Crossroads Conference, City, Sectional, and Regional championships in each of her four seasons. Rachel was also a Crusader cheerleader.

 At Scecina, she was a member of the Key Club, Student Council, National Honor Society, and Spring Musical. Rachel spent time volunteering at the Gleaners Food Bank and St. Vincent de Paul. She has been recognized by many awards, including Scholar Athlete and Female Senior Mental Attitude Award Winner. She is editor of the yearbook and a section leader in the orchestra. She has a 4.06 grade point average.

 In his letter nominating her for the IHSAA Mental Attitude Award, Scecina Principal John Hegarty wrote:

“Seldom have I seen someone do so many things so extremely well.”

He also mentioned Rachel’s action in drawing the team together after Coach Cory Gray’s stroke “to ensure that he girls had each other to lean on. She also reached out to the Gray family and the school administration to see what she and the team could do.” 

In closing, Hegarty wrote: “I am sure if she receives this award that Rachel Cox will be an excellent example of sportsmanship and character.”

Rachel is the daughter of Kipp and Heather Cox of Indianapolis. She plans to attend Hanover College and major in business marketing and minor in photography.

Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance presented a $1,000 scholarship to Scecina Memorial High School in the name of Rachel Cox. 

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