SEATTLE and RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) and Q13 FOX (KCPQ) today announced Mary Ann Santucci of Seattle Preparatory School as the week two CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week. Mary Ann will be recognized at CenturyLink Field during the September 15 game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Mary Ann, a senior at Seattle Preparatory School, was selected Athlete of the Week based on her dedication to academics, community involvement, leadership and athletic performance. Mary Ann holds a 3.96 GPA and has taken an array of AP and honors courses and is a member of both the National Honor Society and the Seattle Prep President's list. In the community, Mary Ann regularly visits the memory care unit at Mirabella Seattle, she gives basketball and soccer clinics to grade-school girls in her neighborhood, is involved with Relay for Life and the Alzheimer's walk, and is a Volunteer Chore Services (VCS) worker through CCS, helping an elderly client with weekly chores. She has held multiple leadership positions, including freshman and sophomore class executive officer, junior class president, 2013-'14 ASB President, varsity basketball captain, and varsity soccer captain. Mary Ann has been a starter every year on both the varsity basketball and varsity soccer teams, being named multiple 1st Team All-Metro League honors in soccer, and 1st Team All-Metro honors her junior year in basketball, helping her team to a 2nd place finish in the State Tournament. Mary Ann is planning on attending Yale University and will play basketball.
As the CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week, Mary Ann will also be recognized at her school in front of her family, peers and teachers. She will also receive a $1,000 grant from CenturyLink and the Seahawks for her school's Associated Student Bodies (ASB) fund, in addition to media recognition, tickets and sideline passes to a Seahawks game, and a customized 2013 Seahawks jersey.
For more information and to nominate an outstanding student athlete, visit: http://www.seahawks.com/promotions/2013/centurylink/high-school-athlete.html
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About Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks joined the National Football League (NFL) in 1976 as an expansion team. Seattle is the only team to have played in both the American Football Conference (AFC) and National Football Conference (NFC) Championship Games. The Seahawks' only Super Bowl appearance was in 2006 for Super Bowl XL. The team plays at CenturyLink Field in downtown Seattle and is owned by local businessman, investor, and philanthropist Paul Allen.