DON KETCHUM is a native of Phoenix. He was a sportswriter for The Arizona Republic/The Phoenix Gazette for nearly four decades. He covered high school sports on several occasions as well as the Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State sports. From 2008-14, he was a staff writer for, the web site of the Arizona Interscholastic Association.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Gators' Woodrow honored for academics, athletics

It was a memorable day for Xavier badminton player Emily Woodrow. The senior was recognized for her academic prowess at the Arizona Interscholastic Association Champions Luncheon on Monday (May 15) at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.
Woodrow was a finalist for the AIA's Scholar Athlete of the Year award.
Way to go, Emily !!

Emily Woodrow (holding award) got plenty of support from the Xavier staff. From left, badminton coach Sue Contreras, faculty member Carol Hodus and guidance counselor Stephanie Dirner. (Xavier photo).

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