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Academic All-Star: Delaney Hodgins

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PASCO, WA - Two-sport athletes are a rarity nowadays. Especially when they're playing back-to-back seasons. It's even rarer to see them pull a 4.0 GPA. But academics improve the play of Chiawana's Delaney Hodgins.

"It helps me manage my time better because I have to get everything done and my parents are really hard on me about my grades, so right when I get home from practice I have to do my homework," she said.

Between basketball and volleyball, Hodgins is competitive. But as all good support systems do, her parents are determined to keep her on-track and focused on what's important.

"They say if you don't get good grades you won't play, so that just motivates me to get good grades and focus so I can have a better future," she said.

It already worked for her sister, Hayley, who plays basketball for Eastern Washington, and it worked for her too.

I verbally committed to Eastern a month ago, and I've been playing all summer and working hard for it, so I'm really excited," she said.

So she's keeping it all in the family, and she's off to Cheney this summer.