Miami Country Day senior Danielle Geathers named Foot Locker Scholar Athlete, wins $20,000 scholarship

Danielle Geathers poses with her mom, Marva Wiley, after receiving ther Foot Locker Scholar Athlete award. Courtesy Miami Country Day School.

Miami Country Day senior and girls’ soccer standout Danielle Geathers received a significant honor Wednesday, when she was named one of Foot Lockers’ Scholar Athletes.

Foot Locker, which recognized 20 standout high-school athletes across the nation each year, picked Geathers for her academic and athletic success. According to the Miami Herald, Geathers has a 3.9 GPA. The school shared on its social media accounts Wednesday that Geathers will be attending MIT in the fall to study biomedical engineering and continue her soccer career:

Senior Danielle Geathers was surprised by @footlocker this morning at the Upper School assembly when they announced she…

Posted by Miami Country Day School on Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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Geathers was a first-team All-Dade selection this season after she captained Miami Country Day to its first state finals appearance. She scored six goals and notched five assists on the season, before the Spartans fell to Orange Park St. Johns Country Day — widely considered one of the best girls’ soccer programs in the country — in the state championship.

WPLG Local 10 Miami was able to get an in-depth interview with Geathers after she received her award.

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