CPS honors female athletes 

Scholarship winners honored at event.

February 17, 2009

Chicago Public Schools marked National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Feb. 4 by honoring a number of female high school athletes who have committed to top college athletic programs.


Eight student-athletes from six different CPS high schools and their families were invited to a breakfast event at the district’s Department of Sports Administration.


The honorees, their high school, sport and chosen college or university included:


  • Mariah King, Whitney Young, basketball, Eastern Illinois University (pictured)
  • Porsha Harris, Whitney Young, basketball, Ohio University (pictured)
  • Ashley Anderson, Whitney Young, basketball, University of Pittsburgh (pictured)
  • Courtney Cunningham, Walter Payton, volleyball, Mississippi State University
  • Erica Askew, Morgan Park, basketball, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
  • Mary Dent, Von Steuben, volleyball, Valparaiso University
  • Jalisa Olive, Bogan, basketball, Central Michigan University
  • Adrienne Godbold, Marshall, basketball, University of Illinois


“Having eight female student-athletes secure full Division I scholarships is a phenomenal accomplishment for the young ladies, their parents, and the district," said CPS Sports Administration Director Calvin Davis. "They have excelled in the classroom and on the playing field as well."


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