LCA's Barnette named Gatorade Player of the Year

Lexington Christian star Sarah Beth Barnette was named the state's Gatorade Player of the Year on Thursday.

Barnette, a University of Kentucky signee, averaged 23.9 points for Lady Eagles this season. She's part of one of the best recruiting classes in the history of the UK women's program.

The annual award, which is given to one player in each state, honors "not only athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the court."

Herald-Leader Staff Report