April 2018 AOM

April 2018 Athletes of the Month
Posted on 05/08/2018

The Mules Booster Club has named Sophie Rowland and Wyatt Murphy of Poplar Bluff High School the April Athletes of the Month, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors. 

Wyatt, a senior track runner, is currently ranked first in the Class 5A Division for the 200 meter with a 22.05 and sixth in the 100 meter with a 10.92. In 2016, he was a four-time All-State runner in the 100 meter relay. He is also ranked sixth in his class with a 11.347 grade point average and has recently been accepted into the United State Air Force Academy. 

“Wyatt is an outstanding young man, well-liked by his peers and faculty,” stated Kent Keith, athletic director. “He will be greatly missed when he graduates.” 

Sophie, a junior soccer player, has 11 goals and seven assists this season. She holds the season record as well as the all-time record for assists. In the classroom, she maintains an 11.486 GPA. 

Her coach, Rusty Crafton, commented that Sophie is a “great competitor and solid player for us on the field. Off the field she is ranked No. 1 in her class in academics.” 


Cutline: Presenting Sophie Rowland and Wyatt Murphy with the AOM awards on Thursday, May 3, is Booster Club member David Rowland, Sophie’s uncle.

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