2013-14 Tribune Scholar-Athlete Team

For 24 years, the Tribune has capped each high school sports year by honoring a group of students whose excellence extends to both the classroom and fields of play. The 2013-14 Scholar-Athlete Team represents the best in academics and athletics the Chicago area has to offer. Each Scholar-Athlete must be either in the top 10 percent of his or her class or score a 30 on the ACT, be named all-conference in at least one sport and be nominated by his or her school. Some class ranks and GPAs are through seven semesters.

Ninah Bertrand

School: T.F. South.

Sport: Basketball.

Class rank: 6 of 460. GPA: 4.4.

Athletic accomplishments: Three-time all-conference; SSC Player of the Year.

Academic accomplishments: Illinois State Scholar; U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Excellence Award.

College: Kentucky.

Major: Kinesiology.

On my iPod: Drake.

Most people don't know I: Know how to knit.

Best high school sports memory: Tying my school's single-game points record (41)


Lindsay Dodovich

School: Trinity.

Sport: Golf.

Class Rank: 1 of 117. ACT: 32.

Athletic Accomplishments: State qualifier; four-time all-conference; 27-time medalist.

Academic Accomplishments: Illinois State Scholar; Full IB Diploma Candidate; National Honor Society; Spanish National Honor Society.

College: Bucknell because it offered me a great academic and athletic opportunities.