Saturday, December 26, 2009

Preps: Newsome's Gutsche named to Florida ODP squad

Newsome’s Karina Gutsche has been named to the Florida Olympic Development Program squad that will compete at the Region III ODP Championship, to be held next month in New Orleans from Jan. 14-18.

The event will means Gutsche will miss the Wolves final regular season game against rival Bloomingdale on Friday, Jan. 15, but barring injury she would be available for the Class 5A-District 8 playoffs to be held the following week.

Gutsche said she was very happy to have been selected, and was looking forward to the new experience of representing the state.

“I’ve never done this before, so I’m excited to be going for the first time,” Gutsche said.

Newsome coach Kelly Townsend said she was pleased that Gutsche was being rewarded for the work she has put into improving her game.

“Karina’s always been very hard-working,” Townsend said. “She strives to be the best, and it shows in practice, it shows in the games, it shows in everything that she does.”

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