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Former LHSAA Athletes Compete Worldwide

Posted: 08-14-2012 | Categories: Coaches, Parents & Students

Louisiana takes great pride in the competition and sports. In fact, many Olympic medalists and most recent 2012 Olympic competitors hail from our great state. Former LHSAA athletes have represented Louisiana in different areas of the world including: Australia, Spain, South Korea, China and even in Atlanta. Here is a list of only a few Louisiana athletes I could find:

Former LHSAA student-athletes who medaled in previous Olympic games:
Ben McDonald, Denham Springs High School – Baseball Gold Medal – 1988 South Korea
Karl Malone, Summerfield High School, Summerfield – Men’s Basketball 1992 Dream Team and Atlanta 1996 Gold Medals
Warren Morris, Bolton High School, Alexandria – Baseball Bronze Medal – 1996 Atlanta, GA
Jason Williams, St. Amant High School, St. Amant – Baseball Bronze Medal – 1996 Atlanta, GA
Ben Sheets, St. Amant High School, St. Amant – Baseball Gold Medal – 2000 Sydney, Australia
Kurt Ainsworth, Catholic High School, Baton Rouge – Baseball Gold Medal – 2000 Sydney, Australia
John Moffitt, Winnsboro High School, Winnsboro – Track and Field silver medal – 2004 Athens, Greece
Seimone Augustus, Capitol High School, Baton Rouge – Women’s Basketball Gold Medal – 2008 Beijing, China

Former LHSAA student-athletes competed in the recent 2012 London Olympics:
Seimone Augustus, Capitol High School, Baton Rouge – Women’s Basketball
Danielle Scott-Arruda, Woodlawn High School, Baton Rouge – Women’s Indoor Volleyball
Chelsea Hayes, Marion Abramson Senior High School, New Orleans – Track & Field: Long Jump
Kendrick Farris, C.E. Byrd, Shreveport – Weightlifting

We at the LHSAA are so proud of our former athletes who have gone on to compete on an international level! Feel free to share with us any former LHSAA athletes that you know of who have competed in the Olympic Games that we’ve missed. We’d love to hear from you!

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