Mill Valley quarterback honored for academics
Mill Valley senior Trey Scott was one of 11 players in the Kansas City area from the Kansas side that was recently selected as an outstanding scholar athlete by the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association.
Scott was honored last Sunday at banquet on the UMKC campus. Scott was chosen for his accomplishments on the field and in the classroom.
During the football season, Scott played quarterback and defensive back for the Jaguars and led the team to a 6-3 record. On defense, he led the team with four interceptions. From the quarterback position, he threw for 766 yards, 11 touchdowns, completed 61 percent of his passes and threw two interceptions.
"I don't think he made a bad decision this year," MVHS football coach George Radell said. "I cannot think of one bad decision that he made -- not one."
Scott has been just as proficient in the classroom. While playing three varsity sports -- football, basketball and baseball -- Scott has maintained a 3.96 G.P.A on a 4.0 scale.
"I like to be recognized for my work off the field as well," he said. "I spend a lot of time studying."
Scott plans to hang up his cleats and spend most of his time in the classroom next year.
After considering continuing his football career, Scott has decided to attend Purdue University next year strictly as a student. He plans to major in business.