The post season honors continue to roll in for Gardner Edgerton high school athlete Cassie Wait. Last week Wait won the Kansas City Star’s Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year award.
“I’ve been here 31 years and followed our high school programs close,” said Tim Brady, Trailblazers principal. Cassie is the best all-around female athlete we have ever had.”
Wait recently won her third straight state pole vault title sailing over 13 feet, 2 inches to set a new GEHS and 6A State record. She was also the Star’s All-Metro volleyball player, the Kansas Gatorade volleyball player of the year and was selected to play in the Under Armour All American game as a senior.
“Probably my proudest moment would have been winning the state pole vault my freshman year with my brother (Kyle, a junior All-American pole vaulter at Kansas State).” said Cassie.
Academically, Wait finished with an unweighted 4.0 GPA and graduated with a No, 1 in a class of 324 with a 4.38 weighted grade point average. Wait was on Student council three years, was a founding member of Blazers against Distracted Driving, and worked with Natural helpers and the school’s Rise mentoring program.
Cassie Wait recently won Femaile Scholar-Athlete of the Year along with her third straight pole vault which set a new GEHS and 6A State record.Wait will attend the University of Kansas in the fall, play volleyball on scholarship and pursue a degree in International Law. She also hopes to follow in her father’s footsteps one day as a coach.
“At some point I would like to coach,” said Wait. I have so much respect for coaches and know how much impact they have made in my life. I would love to give that back.”