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Rockwood Students Named Post-Dispatch Scholar Athletes

May 23, 2023

A student from each Rockwood School District high school was chosen as a Scholar Athlete by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Now in its 57th year, the Post-Dispatch Scholar Athlete program honors students who "lettered in at least one varsity sport, are in the top 25 percent of their graduating class and are in good standing at their respective high schools," according to the paper.

Rockwood's representatives this year are Justin Selbert (Eureka High), Grace Tyson (Lafayette High), Anthony Rolando (Marquette High) and Abby Ulsas (Rockwood Summit High).

Congratulations to these outstanding Rockwood Scholar Athletes!

Justin Selbert, Eureka

Eureka High student Justin Selbert

Selbert was a first-team All-State offensive lineman for the Wildcats' football team and was named an Elite-Eleven Student-Athlete by the STL Tom Lombardo Chapter of the National Football Foundation/College Hall of Fame. He is a National Merit Scholarship finalist as well as a Glory of Missouri Award recipient and plans to attend Princeton University to play football and study computer engineering.

Grace Tyson, Lafayette

Lafayette student Grace Tyson

Tyson is an All-State athlete in three sports (cross country, swimming and track and field) and a five-time state champion in cross country and track and field. She was named the Gatorade Missouri Player of the Year for cross country this past fall. She is a member of National Honor Society, Key Club and Student Council and plans to study and continue her running career at the University of Indiana-Bloomington.

Anthony Rolando, Marquette

Marquette student Anthony Rolando

Rolando is an All-State performer for the Mustangs soccer team as well as an Academic All-State honoree for Marquette's basketball and soccer teams. He plans to study and continue his soccer career at Washington University in St. Louis.

Abby Ulsas, Rockwood Summit

Rockwood Summit student Abby Ulsas

Ulsas is a first-team All-State softball player for the Falcons, as well as an All-District and All-Conference performer in basketball. She plans to study and continue her softball career at Saint Louis University.