Bozeman short stop Sydney Stites has gotten really good at multi-tasking. The junior has a 3.8 GPA, while being a dominant player on the Bozeman softball team. How does she do it?
"It's really difficult but I guess I've had a lot of practice because I've been doing this for a while. I'm gone all the time so I do homework on bus trips. It's just kind of a work in progress," said Stites.
"To see an athlete like Sydney who is extremely talented. Not only is she a good softball player but she does a great job in the class room and preparing herself for after it," said head coach Troy Hostetler.
Coach Hostetler likes that Sydney's work ethic rubs off on her teammates.
"She's a good worker. She's a good example for the younger kids and her teammates. Not only is she probably our best player but she's one of our hardest workers. If you have your best player as your hardest worker you're going to have some success," said Hostetler.
Doing well in the class room allows Sydney to continue her education after high school.
"I really want to get good scholarship money and go to a good school. For me to do that I have to get my grades up and I have to be just as motivated on the field," said Stites.
Sydney has committed to play softball for Montana. But when she's not studying or playing, the short stop loves being outdoors.
"I really like to go hunting with my dad. I actually spend more time with my family than with my friends," said Stites.
Reporting in Bozeman Jeff Eberle, ABC FOX Montana Sports.