Thu May 09, 2013
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At only 12 years of age, Linnette is a top competitor in tennis, and dominates the softball field as a pitcher with the Tidewater Lady Drillers 12 and under team. She currently pitches at 50 miles per hour, and in just four games, earned 37 strikeouts. But this girl is not all bronze. She also sings with the Girls' Ensemble Choir and is a member of the National Junior Honor Society.
Eighteen-year-old Anna Lewis is a force to be reckoned with on and off the court. As the sole setter and floor captain for the Maury volleyball team, Anna clenched the title of Eastern District Player of the Year. She is also the first in the Eastern District to play club volleyball and competed in the AAU Nationals. All her success in volleyball however, only came after an injury ended her 7-year career with the competitive gymnastics club the Ocean Tumblers. Like Linnette, Lewis doesn’t focus solely on athletics. An honor roll student and a member of the National Honor Society and the French Honor Society, Lewis helped to initiate the first-ever Arabic language program at Maury.
As finalists, both girls received a medal, a year-long membership to the Sports Hall of Fame Museum and special training with Sports Velocity.
Established in 1972, the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum currently honors more than 200 Virginia athletes, coaches, administrators, educators and journalists who have played a significant role in the world of sports.