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Lewis Earns Corner Canyon’s First Academic All-State

Nov 14, 2014 03:46PM ● By Ron Bevan
It took over a year to achieve, but Corner Canyon has its first Academic All-State athlete.

Madison Lewis was named to the 2014 4A Academic All-State team for her efforts in volleyball as well as the classroom. She is currently carrying a 3.992 grade point average, with just one B+ hampering a perfect score.

Lewis, daughter of LeGrand and Tara Lewis of Draper, began attending Corner Canyon as a junior when the school first opened in 2013. She had previously attended Alta High School and played volleyball for the Hawks as well.

“Both of my parents played volleyball, so I was around it a lot as a child,” she said. “When I finally tried playing I really liked it, so I began to play more. I have been playing for clubs or school for the past seven years.”

Lewis plays libero, or defensive specialist, on the volleyball team. As a libero, Lewis plays along the backline rotation and sits out one round as her spot on the floor moves to the front line. She then is able to return along the back row without moving back into her original spot on the floor rotation.

“Our coach (Jaicee Kuresa) insists on us keeping our grades up even during our sport’s season,” Lewis said. “Plus, I have committed to myself to keeping good grades. Sometimes, I have to stay up late to get it all done after practices or a game.”

Lewis also runs on the Corner Canyon track, competing in the 400 meter, 800 meter and mile races.