High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Edmond Santa Fe

Eye on POY: Oklahoma Baseball

May, 27, 2012
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The window on the Gatorade State Baseball Player of the Year race is closing, and the search for elite student-athletes is in full swing. The award recognizes not only athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. Here are two top candidates who meet the basic award criteria as determined by our ESPNHS team that administers the program’s selection process.

Taylor Hawkins
Senior catcher/outfielder, Carl Albert (Midwest City)

2012 Team record: 36-3
2012 Team standing: Won Class 5A state title

2012 Batting average: .368
2012 Home runs: 28
2012 RBI: 80
2012 Runs: 55

Academics: Baverage
Collegiate destination: Oklahoma

How he’s played himself into the State POY conversation: 2011 First Team All-State; 2009-2011 First Team All-Conference; 2012 Louisville Slugger All-American

Ty Hensley
Senior RHP/third baseman, Edmond Santa Fe (Edmond)

2012 Team record: 30-9
2012 Team standing: Lost in Class 6A semifinals

2012 W-L record: 10-0
2012 ERA: 1.52
2012 Strikeouts: 111
2012 Innings: 55.33

2012 Batting average:
.447
2012 RBI: 41
2012 OPS: 1.489

Academics: A average
Collegiate destination: Mississippi

How he’s played himself into the State POY conversation: 2011 First Team All-State; 2011 Under Armour All-American; 2011 Team USA member; ; No. 26 Ranked Prospect in the Class of 2012 by ESPNHS;

Make no mistake, the Gatorade State Baseball Player of the Year race isn’t over yet. Time remains for one standout student-athlete among thousands to rise to the top of our list. Here are some more of many who’ve been in the conversation throughout the 2011-12 campaign.

Jacob Evans: Senior LHP/first baseman, Broken Arrow (OK)
Gavin LaValley: Sophomore outfielder, Carl Albert (Midwest City)
Trey Michalczewski: Junior shortstop, Jenks (OK)

Think we're missing a deserving Gatorade State Player of the Year candidate in your state? Let us know via e-mail at ESPNHS_GPOY@ESPN.com.

Oklahoma Girls Hoop POY: Courtney Walker

March, 8, 2012
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A dedicated ESPNHS team managed the Gatorade Girls Basketball Player of the Year selection process, resulting in winners based on the program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2011 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.

For her 50 fellow Gatorade State Girls Basketball Player of the Year winners, click here.

Gatorade POY, girls, Courtney Walker, Oklahoma, Edmond Santa Fe
HoopGurlz/ESPNHSCourtney Walker is the No. 33 ranked recruit in the Class of 2012 as rated by ESPNHS.
THE WINNER: Courtney Walker

THE BASICS

School: Santa Fe (Edmond, Okla.)
Grade: Senior
Position: Guard
Height: 5-foot-8

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: Walker led the Lady Bombers to a 25-0 record and a berth in the Class 6A regional semifinals, scheduled for Thursday. She averaged 17.7 points, 7.1 rebounds, 4.1 steals and 3.6 assists through 25 games. A two-time First Team All-State selection, Walker is ranked the nation’s No. 33 recruit by the HoopGurlz ESPNU 100.

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Eye on POY: Oklahoma Girls Basketball

March, 1, 2012
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The window on the Gatorade State Girls Basketball Player of the Year race is closing, and the search for elite student-athletes is in full swing. The award recognizes not only athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. Here are two top candidates who meet the basic award criteria as determined by our ESPNHS team that administers the program’s selection process.

Courtney Walker
Senior guard, School (Santa Fe, OK)

2011-12 Team record: 24-0
2011-12 Team standing: Will play in Class 6A regional final on March 1

2011-12 Points per game: 17.7
2011-12 Rebounds per game: 7.1
2011-12 Assists per game: 3.6
2011-12 Blocks per game: 0.9
2011-12 Steals per game: 4.1

Academics: A average
Collegiate destination: Texas A&M

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: Ranked No. 33 on the Hoopgurlz ESPNU 100; 2011 Oklahoman Player of the Year; 2010 and 2011 First Team All-State; 2011 Conference Player of the Year

Ashley Clarke
Senior point guard, Midwest City (OK)

2011-12 Team record: 25-0
2011-12 Team standing: Will play in Class 6A regional final on March 1

2011-12 Points per game: 10.9
2011-12 Rebounds per game: 3.4
2011-12 Assists per game: 3.5
2011-12 Blocks per game: 0.4
2011-12 Steals per game: 1.9

Academics: A average
Collegiate destination: Tulsa University

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: 2010-11 Gatorade Oklahoma Girls Basketball Player of the Year; 2011 and 2012 Team MVP; 2011 First Team All-State

Make no mistake, the Gatorade State Girls Basketball Player of the Year race isn’t over yet. Time remains for one standout student-athlete among thousands to rise to the top of our list. Here are some more of many who’ve been in the conversation throughout the 2011-12 campaign.

Jessica Washington: Senior forward, Jenks (OK)
Gioya Carter: Junior guard, Carl Albert (Midwest City, OK)
Kelsey Crovery: Senior guard, Shawnee (OK)
Think we're missing a deserving Gatorade State Player of the Year candidate in your state? Let us know via e-mail at ESPNHS_GPOY@ESPN.com.

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