Athlete of the Week

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By The Staff

OCMS basketball: Jessica Leanhart

Name: Jessica Leanhart.

School: Oldham County Middle School.

Position: Basketball guard; softball pitcher/outfielder. 

Age: 14.

Hometown: La Grange.

Accomplishments: Leanhart, an eighth-grader in her second year as a starter, has been a leader for the Lady Colonels’ basketball team this season.

A shooting guard, she has scored in double-figures in every game this season including a career-high 18 points in a four-point loss to arch rival South Oldham recently.

Also an outstanding softball player as a pitcher and outfielder, she played for the Oldham County High School freshman team last season and could move into some varsity playing time this spring. 

History: Leanhart began playing both sports at an early age. She started basketball in the Oldham County Parks and Recreation league and started softball in the North Oldham Little League. During the summer, she attends basketball camps and plays club softball for the Oldham County Outrage, helping them to a state title this summer. 

Hobbies: When she is not playing ball, which she said takes up a big part of her time, Leanhart enjoys “just hanging out with my friends.”

Favorite school subject: Math.

What her coach says: “She has been an outstanding leader in every way for us this year,” OCMS coach Dan Schulz said. “On a team without a lot of experience and that has had some tough seasons lately, she has done everything we have asked from her.”