By Mike Beas
Tri-West senior softball player Ava Sullivan took home the prestigious Mental Attitude Award following the Bruins’ 4-2 loss to New Prairie in the Class 3A state championship game at Purdue’s Bittinger Stadium.
The award is annually presented to a senior participant in the state finals best demonstrating mental attitude, scholarship, leadership and athletic ability and is nominated by her principal and coach.
Sullivan, Tri-West’s starting third baseman, ranked ninth academically in a class of 128 students. She will attend Purdue Fort Wayne where she will play softball and study to become a teacher.