Stroud’s Katlyn Hughey: Athlete Spotlight Presented By RCB Bank

Shooting guard and forward for Stroud High School, Katlyn Hughey says her team has developed into a tough game for anyone willing to take them on.

“I believe we are a dark-horse this season. We have not been voted in the 2A top twenty, but we work hard every day and I think people should watch for some upsets and a good run in the playoffs,” said Hughey.

A basketball player since the third grade, Hughey loves her teammates and the work ethic they bring to the court.

“I love that my teammates are my friends on and off the court. We have really good relationships with each other and have a lot of fun together,” said Hughey.

Also a fast pitch softball player, Hughey is involved in many other activities at Stroud High School including Student Council, Junior Chamber of Commerce, Future Family and Careers Leaders of America and she serves as president of National Honor Society.

For Hughey, academics always comes first.

“Academics have always been important to me, I have worked hard to maintain straight A’s through high school. After graduation I plan to attend the University of Central Oklahoma to become a speech pathologist,” said Hughey.

Her family stands behind her giving full support on and off the court. Something that never falls short for Hughey.

“My family is a big influence on me, but both my basketball and softball coaches. Coach Rob and coach Jobe, have been the ones to really push me and teach me the value of hard work on and off the court and field,” said Hughey.

After the final buzzer has sounded, Hughey will leave Stroud High School with friends and memories she will not soon forget.

“I will remember all the people who have invested in me, teachers, coaches, and my friends. Playing basketball has brought me many memories, and I have been proud to wear Stroud across my chest for the last four years,” said Hughey.