February 2018 AOM

February 2018 Athletes of the Month
Posted on 03/13/2018

The Mules Booster Club has named Taylor Norwood and Tyler Cline of Poplar Bluff High School the February Athletes of the Month, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors. 

Tyler, a junior, helped lead the Basketball team to the Poplar Bluff Showdown and District championship, with a seasonal record of 18-9 and a SEMO Conference record of 7-1. He averaged 8.4 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 2 assists per game, and post season: 11.4 points, 3 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2 assists. In the classroom, he maintains a 9.7 grade point average. 

“Tyler has been a joy to coach,” Will Durden said. “He works and plays hard every day. He has made great strides in improving the mental and physical areas of his game.” 

Taylor, a senior, qualified for state in every swimming event this season. She was voted most valuable player for the SEMO Conference. She has been undefeated for four years in all her individual events for the SEMO Conference meet. She broke the 100 freestyle record for the Mules, along with holding eight other event records. She has been named All-Conference 16 times in her career and All-State nine times, with several honorable mentions. In the classroom, she maintains an 11.0 GPA. 

“Taylor displays the highest level of dedication one can give to their sport,” her coach Beth Lewis said. “She works extremely hard in and out of the pool. She has been a great addition to the team, and has brought the team to a whole new level of competition.” 

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Cutline: Booster Club member Brian Taylor presents awards to Tyler Cline and Taylor Norwood on Friday, March 9.

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