Here is the press release:
Walsh Jesuit’s Taylor Koenig commits to Georgetown
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, November 11, 2009 — Walsh Jesuit senior Taylor Koenig, 17, has made a commitment to continue her academic and athletic career with the Hoyas at Georgetown University and will join the school’s NCAA Division I softball program.
The 5-foot-6 Koenig plays centerfield for the Warriors and is a four-year letter winner and two-year co-captain. Last season she batted .337 with 19 runs scored and 18 RBI, helping the team finish the year at 21-5 — among the top records in the program’s history at Walsh Jesuit.
Koenig, who has been honored with the softball team’s Hustle Award and Gold Glove Award, is also a captain of the cross country team.
“Taylor exemplifies the student-athlete at Walsh Jesuit,” said Larry Deeks, head softball coach. “She has the ability to blend academics with leadership and athletics — and excels at whatever she does. I trust her to make smart decisions and perform as a leader on the field, and I’m proud to have her as part of my program.”
In addition to athletics, Koenig is also a standout student who holds a 4.3 GPA. She has earned first honors every semester at Walsh Jesuit and one of the top three GPAs in her class three times. She was the recipient of the Yale Book Award and the Rensselaer Medal for Math and Science Award and recently was honored by the Akron Council of Engineering and Scientific Societies for her outstanding accomplishments in the fields of math and science. She also has been active with Student Government, serving three terms as class treasurer and currently as executive treasurer. Her service work has included volunteering with Elves & More of Northeast Ohio and Open M.
Koenig, who is deciding between a major in biochemistry or political economic, is the daughter of Tere and Joe Koenig of Akron.
Walsh Jesuit is a Catholic, college preparatory high school and one of 47 Jesuit secondary schools in the United States. Recognized twice as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education (the only high school in Northeast Ohio to receive this prestigious award twice), Walsh Jesuit operates in the spirit of St. Ignatius Loyola, guiding its students to be intellectually competent, open to growth, loving, religious, and committed to doing justice. Founded in 1964 and located in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, the school has a coed enrollment of more than 900.