Glen Rose junior Ally Andress added to her impressive sports resume this week when she was named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association’s Class 4A girls all-state basketball team.
Last week when the all-District 8-4A teams were released, Andress was cited as the league’s Offensive Most Valuable player. She already had been invited to play in the TGCA all-star game this summer.
“Ally is one of those special combinations of a great athlete who works extremely hard,” Glen Rose girls head coach Ramsey Ghazal said. “Her improvement not only on the offensive end but on defense as well, really spearheaded our turnaround this season.”
Andress helped lead the Lady Tigers to the regional quarterfinal round of the Class 4A playoffs this season after placing third in the district standings. They had been state-ranked early in the season, and racked up a 27-9 season record.
Andress paced the Glen Rose squad in scoring with a season scoring average of 17.4 points per game. She shot 50 percent from the field on two-point attempts and hit 75 percent of her free throws.
Andress also averaged 10 rebounds a game this season.
Andress is also a standout for the Lady Tigers in volleyball and track and field. As a sophomore, when Glen Rose was competing in Class 3A, Andress earned a silver medal in the high jump at the state meet in Austin.
She was an all-district volleyball performer this past season, and also earned academic all-state honors in that sport.