NAME: Conner Hempel
SCHOOL: Ryle High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2011
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Acceptance to Harvard University
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6’2”-210 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Union, Ky.
PARENTS: Rich & Colleen
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: “My dad”
FUTURE GOAL: “Graduate from Harvard; start my own business.”
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: A 2-sport all-star, senior Conner Hempel is a 2011 Rawlings pre-season all-region baseball competitor and the reigning NKY regular season batting champ, last season hitting a school-record .509 with 31 RBIs. He earned many honors, including being named 1st team all conference, 1st team all-NKY (Enquirer), 1st team all-region and honorable mention all-state. In football, the QB for the regional champs passed for 1,294 yds. (9 TDs) and rushed for 1,002 yds. (11 TDs). He also averaged 38 yds. per punt. In his remarkable career, Conner accounted for 6,139 yds. and 60 TDs. He was named 1st team all-NKY and honorable mention all-state. Conner was also one of 8 senior QBs nationally selected as a cast member of MTV2’s “THE RIDE,” a national cable reality show about competition for a final roster spot for the US Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio. A National Honor Society student, Conner will continue his football career next season at Harvard University.
COACH’S QUOTE --“Conner is a very talented young man. His physical skills are above and beyond most players at the high school level.” – Pat Roesel, Baseball Coach.
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