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May 2, 2014

Grosse Pointe South in running for national award

South joins Bloomfield Hills Marian and Detroit Country Day as state's top girls sports program

By Thomas Franz
C & G Sports Writer

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South's girls track team has won the last three state titles. Pictured, center, during last season's regional competition is Jasmine Brathwaite.

Grosse Pointe South is in the running to be named the top girls sports program in America.

The Grosse Pointe School District has announced that USA Today has listed South has one of the top five programs in Michigan. This selection enters South in the competition to determine the number one girls sports program in the nation. 

South’s girls have claimed the last three state championships in track and field, 2011 state titles in golf and cross country, back-to-back runner-up finishes in basketball in 2012 and 2013, and several other top-five state finishes in field hockey, soccer, tennis and swimming.

The first phase of the competition is to determine the number one girls sports program in Michigan.  The winner of the state competition will advance to the regional round to compete against the winner from other states.

Other schools competing for the Michigan title are Bloomfield Hills Marian, Detroit Country Day, Grand Rapids South Christian and East Grand Rapids.

All are welcome to log onto contest.usatodayhss.com to vote for their favorite program. Voting concludes May 9.

You can reach C & G Sports Writer Thomas Franz at tfranz@candgnews.com or at (586)498-1040.