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Rochester Athletics is proud to announce Kendall Jordan is one of eight class A winners of the 2018 MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Scholarship. Kendall was one of three finalists from Rochester High School for the award, along with Karlyn Kelley and Jenna Norgrove, but it was Kendall who became only the second winner of the award  from Rochester High School (Abagail Rawling 2011) since it was awarded by class.

Kendall competed in varsity swimming & diving for four years and will play her fourth season of varsity lacrosse this spring. Captained both teams and earned academic all-state in both sports. Also earned all-state honors in lacrosse and competed in three MHSAA Swimming & Diving Finals. Participating in third year of National Honor Society and second of National Social Studies Honor Society. Collected 150 pounds of lacrosse gear, clothing and supplies to distribute in Jamaica, where she volunteered as part of Fields of Growth. Organized a meal that fed 130 children as part of Power Company Kids Club of Pontiac, among additional volunteer efforts. Serving as class ambassador and as part of school’s Captains Club. Earned her school’s Falcon of Distinction Award and was a nominee for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. Will attend Butler University and study health care business and international relations.

Essay Quote: “Sportsmanship is upheld when competitors remember that athletes, coaches and officials are people first. People should be treated with kindness and respect despite any circumstances of a game. Simple acts of sportsmanship promote positive play and increase the chances of respect being reciprocated by whom we compete with and against.”

Hall of Fame Rochester Girls Lacrosse Coach Dave Hamel said, “Kendall is a perfect choice for the MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award. She is a superstar on the lacrosse field, excels in the classroom, and is very active in the community (including teaching children how to play lacrosse in Jamaica). In addition, Kendall is immensely likable, and a  two time captain who enjoys team success more than her own achievements. I am delighted for her”.

Rochester Athletic Director Luke Beach added, “Kendall is such a fantastic young lady, I am thrilled that she won such a prestigious honor. Although she will probably leave Rochester as one of the best girls lacrosse players ever, she is an even better teammate and captain. I have had the pleasure of having a strong relationship with Kendall through Captains Club, and I can attest that she is of the highest character, a great leader, and a phenomenal role model. Her initiative to serve her community, as well as others less fortunate, is inspiring. I am so happy for Kendall, and it is my hope that through her good works, others will follow in her footsteps”.

Kendall will also receive an award presented by the PTSA, for her good works at the Founders Day award ceremony. Kendall will be honored at the Boys Basketball State Championships on March 24th in Lansing. You can see more information regarding the MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award by clicking HERE .