NAME: Courtney Hurst
SCHOOL: Conner High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Helping team achieve #1 ranking
RESIDENCE: Burlington, Ky.
PARENTS: Robby & Brooke
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: "My parents."
FUTURE GOAL: Basketball at Thomas More University, become a nurse
Senior Courtney Hurst had a superlative basketball career at Conner High School. A four-year varsity starter at guard, Courtney put up outstanding career numbers -- 1,944 points, 370 three-point field goals, 274 assists and 295 steals.
This past season, Courtney led the Cougars to an outstanding 29-3 record, finishing the regular season ranked as the top team in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. She averaged 18 points a game with 3.3 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game. Big games included vs. Bullitt East (27 points), Mercy McAuley (27), Newport Catholic (25) and Holmes (25).
Her numerous senior-year honors include being named MVP of the LaRosa's Holiday Classic for the third time, 1st team NKAC Div. I, 1st team all-district and 1st team all-region. She was also named to the district and regional all-tournament teams. Additionally, she was the only Northern Kentucky girl named to the Ohio-Kentucky All-Star Game.
Courtney has more exciting basketball play in the near future. She will be joining the Thomas More University team that went 33-0 this past season and won a third NCAA Div. III national championship.
A super student and member of the National Honor Society, Courtney is active in community service. Her favorite athlete is Michael Jordan, favorite entertainer and most-like-to-meet is Florida Georgia Line, favorite book is All The Bright Places and favorite movie is Divergent.
COACH'S QUOTE – "Courtney Hurst is an outstanding representation of the Lady Cougar basketball program and Conner High School. She has grown so much as a player and more importantly a person. I am very proud of her for what she has accomplished at Conner High School."
— Aaron Stamm, Basketball Coach