Wadsworth senior Sophia Fortner is the female 1590 WAKR Student Athlete of the Week for March 16th-23rd.
Sophia is the point guard for the Grizzlies’ basketball team, who, at the time of this writing and recording, were headed to Columbus for the state tournament. An ACL injury hurt not only Sophia’s season last year, but the team’s as well, but they have bounced back in a big way.
"We’re a young team,” says Sophia. “But we’ve grown a lot, so it’s been an exciting season."
During her sophomore year, Sophia traveled with the team to states the first time, with the Grizzlies coming back to Wadsworth with a title. She looks to have that happen again in her final season.
“[It was] definitely a great experience to have gone there before and get a feel for the atmosphere,” Sophia says of her first trip to states. "The experience is very rewarding."
In addition to her point guard duties, Sophia is very active at school. She is a member of the National Honor Society and student council, and even works inside the athletic office.
Sophia has enjoyed her time at Wadsworth. "It’s amazing,” she says of the support the students and teams receive. "I’m so blessed to be a part of this school and community."
In the fall, Sophia will head westward to the University of Toledo, where she will play for the Rockets basketball team. She plans to major in exercise science.