Gremillion again named female Athlete of the Year

Kyle Riviere
kriviere@weeklycitizen.com
Kara Gremillion is one of only three people to ever be named Athlete of the Year twice. Photo by DKMoon Photography.

St. Amant's Kara Gremillion finished up her illustrious career as a Lady Gator with one more accolade last Wednesday night as she was once again crowned female Athlete of the Year.

Gremillion won the same award last year as a junior. With Toni Rodriguez winning the year prior to that, it makes it three years in a row a St. Amant athlete has taken home the top prize.

A repeat winner was also named for the boys as LSU signee Jazz Ferguson claimed the award. Ferguson was a four-sport star at West Feliciana and will be playing wide receiver for the Tigers come fall.

He and Gremillion became only the second and third athletes to ever win the Athlete of the Year award twice. The only other person to do so was Parkview Baptist's Kate Ripple Cramer back in 2000 and 2001.

To claim the win, Gremillion edged out U-High's Destiny Ephrom and Zachary's Janie O'Connor.

The UL-Lafayette signee had another huge year in all three sports she played.

She began the year by helping lead the St. Amant volleyball team to yet another district title and a trip to the Volleyball State Tournament, where the Lady Gators reached the semifinals.

For her efforts, she was named the district's MVP.

In basketball, St. Amant missed out on the playoffs despite a solid 18-13 record, but Gremillion didn't miss out on the postseason honors.

After averaging 16 points, four rebounds and four assists per game, she was named District 5-5A MVP. She also made the All-Metro first team.

Finally, she ended her senior year with softball, the sport she'll be playing at UL-Lafayette.

Gremillion helped lead the Lady Gators to another district title, a 27-0 record, top seeding and a trip to the Fast Pitch 56 before losing in the semifinals.

Gremillion batted a staggering .584 during the year.

Amazingly, she was named the district MVP in all three sports she played in this season.

Last weekend, she played in her final high-school softball game as she took part in the Louisiana High School Coaches Association Softball All-Star game in Pineville.

In helping the East squad come away with a 4-2 win, Gremillion went 2-4 with a home run.