Mason’s Kayla McDowell is among six standout area female high school student-athletes named finalists Monday for the LaRosa’s High School MVP of the Year Award for the 2012-13 school year.
The male and female winners of the prestigious award will be announced at the annual Buddy LaRosa’s Sports Hall of Fame Banquet June 30, in televised ceremonies at the CET studios downtown.
The male finalists will be announced Monday.
Inaugurated with the class of 1987, the LaRosa’s Male and Female MVPs of the Year are given annually in Greater Cincinnati to honor outstanding high school athletic achievement. The athletes were nominated by area high schools, fans and coaches.
Here’s a closer look at McDowell, with information provided from the award organization:
Kayla McDowell, Mason, Basketball
A four-year varsity starter in basketball, the senior scored over 1,000 points in her accomplished career. This past season, she averaged 17.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and was named Greater Miami Conference player of the year and special mention all-Ohio. She was also selected to play in the Ohio-Kentucky all-star game and was named the game’s most valuable player. An academic honors student, Kayla is active in community service, and she will play next season at the University of Missouri.