Less than a week after Scott announced that she will be continuing her track career at Louisiana Tech, the recent graduate experienced one more triumph as a high-school standout. She was named the 2017-18 Gatorade Louisiana Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year.

Throughout her high-school track career at Dutchtown, Leah Scott has earned countless achievements, but her impressive accomplishments are not complete just yet.

Less than a week after Scott announced that she will be continuing her track career at Louisiana Tech, the recent graduate experienced one more triumph as a high-school standout. She was named the 2017-18 Gatorade Louisiana Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year.

This award not only recognizes athletic excellence, but it also rewards high academic achievement, as well as displays of exemplary character on and off of the track.

With her win, Scott now becomes a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year award, which will be announced later this month.

She is in great company. There are many world-famous track stars who have won this award for their respective states. This list includes the likes of Lolo Jones, Robert Griffin III, Allyson Felix, Grant Fisher and Candace Hill.

Scott has been nothing short of amazing on the track throughout her career at Dutchtown. She leaves with eight individual state titles and four state runner-up finishes.

She capped off her high-school career with a sensational senior campaign in 2018.

Before the season even began, she competed at the USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships at Kansas University in Lawrence.

Nearly 10,000 of the country’s best young track stars competed at the event.

In the 17-18-year-old girl’s division, Scott finished third in the long jump with a measurement of 19 feet and 1.5 inches.

To begin the prep season, she won a long jump state title and finished as runner-up in the triple jump at the LHSAA Indoor Track Championships.

When the outdoor track season began, her dominance continued.

At the District 5-5A meet this past spring, Scott won district titles in three separate events: the long jump, triple jump and the 100-meter dash.

At the Region-II meet the following week, she won both the long jump and triple jump and was named the meet’s Outstanding Field Performer.

Finally, to close out her high-school career, Scott competed at the LHSAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship at LSU. She won state titles in both the long jump and triple jump.

Her measurement of 40 feet and 1.25 inches in the triple jump was the best in the state this season, and it ranked her 47th in the nation.

Editor of Dyestate.com Erik Boal said that Scott is “one of the most consistent performers in Louisiana history. Scott achieved a career goal by finally surpassing 40 feet in the triple jump, challenging a 21-year-old state record in the process. She rebounded from a runner-up finish in the triple jump at the indoor state meet to sweep both titles outdoors and conclude her career with eight individual championships.”

When it comes to the classroom, Scott has been just as successful. She graduated with a weighted GPA of 3.99.

And away from the classroom and the track, she has been a model citizen.

Scott has volunteered on behalf of the United Fellowship and Grace Community churches, the Red Cross, the Special Olympics and Holiday Helpers. She has also been an assistant with the Kleinpeter Veterinary Clinic, and she has participated in a Certified Nursing Assistant training program.

As a Gatorade Player of the Year winner, Scott will be able to select a national or local youth sports organization to receive a $1,000 grant as part of the Gatorade Pay it Forward program.

Joining Scott as a Gatorade Louisiana Track & Field Athlete of the Year was Lafayette’s pole-vaulting world-record holder Armand “Mondo” Duplantis for the boys.