Destrehan’s Cara Ursin was already the first Destrehan basketball player to earn the Gatorade Louisiana Player of the Year. She now accounts for the first two instances.
Ursin, a junior, has been named the girls Player of the Year for the second consecutive season after leading her Wildcats to a 26-3 record and a trip to the state quarterfinals.
She averaged 25 points, 13 rebounds, six assists, seven steals and five blocks per game this season. She was named District 7-5A MVP for the third consecutive year.
Ursin joins Theresa Plaisance of Vandebilt Catholic (2009-10), Whitney Jones of West Monroe (2005-06) and Seimone Augustus of Capitol(2001-02) as the only players to win the honor twice.
Ursin will have the opportunity to become the only player to ever win it three times next season. Already, she is the lone player to ever receive the award twice prior to her senior season — Plaisance, Jones and Augustus each earned the honor in their respective junior and senior seasons.
The award honors those who excel on the court, but also in the classroom and in the community. Ursin has maintained straight As throughout her three years at Destrehan.
Destrehan has lost just eight times in her three seasons with the team.
See the March 17 edition of the Herald Guide for a detailed story about Ursin earning the honor.