- Tori Weprinsky
- Senior, North Springs Charter High School
Tori Weprinsky ranks third in her class and, coincidentally, is also a three-sport varsity athlete.
Tori has lettered in volleyball, basketball and soccer. Meanwhile, she has served as president of the National Honor Society, president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a student ambassador and a dual magnet student in science and music.
“Honestly, I don’t get much sleep,” Tori joked when asked how she has time for all her activities. “But I think that staying busy forces me to stay on top of everything and helps me with my time management.”
Tori’s accomplishments on and off the field of play include being named an Advanced Placement Scholar, a University of Georgia Merit Scholar and volleyball defensive player of the year.
On March 5, Tori was honored at the Atlanta Sports Awards as the Female High School Scholar Athlete of the Year. The award recognizes Atlanta-area high school athletes who have demonstrated excellence in both sports and academics. As a recipient, Tori receives a $1,000 scholarship at a university of her choice.
“I was so honored to be in the same room as the other amazing athletes and to be receiving an award,” she said. “I was pretty starstruck when I was talking to [former Atlanta Braves baseball player] Chipper Jones and [Atlanta Falcons quarterback] Matt Ryan.”
Tori has played volleyball since her freshman year and has played on the varsity team since her sophomore year.
“[The highlight of my athletic career] was getting to the [state tournament] Sweet 16 in volleyball two years in a row,” Tori says.
Tori has played basketball and soccer since she was 6. She played varsity basketball from her freshman through junior year and varsity soccer all four years of high school.
“I don’t have much time in the offseason because I’m always playing a different sport,” Tori said. “I do play some pickup games of soccer, basketball and volleyball, and practice in my backyard or driveway with my dad and friends.”
Tori was nominated for the scholar-athlete award by North Springs Principal Lisa Stueve and Athletic Director Tommy Amoroso.
“Tori has excelled on the playing field as well as the classroom. Her faith drives her to be the best person she can be. She does a great deal for her peers and the community alike,” Amoroso said.
Tori has been accepted to Southern Methodist University, University of Georgia, University of Virginia, University of North Carolina and Tulane Universiy and is waiting to hear from several other colleges. She is undecided but hopes to use her college education to work toward her goal of becoming a doctor.