Earl named Alaska Sports Hall of Fame’s Athlete of the Week

April 27, 2020

Ava Earl of Girdwood was named our Alaska Athlete of the Week for her efforts to help keep high school athletes motivated and active during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With high school spring sports canceled, the South Anchorage High School running and skiing standout decided to get proactive.  A junior from Girdwood, Earl signed up for the Healthy Futures 100 Miles in May Challenge, which created a “bonus” month in April, and put the challenge out to other high schoolers around the state.

“I was not the only one who was bummed not to be able to race track, so I thought this was an awesome idea,” said Earl.

Her team, Ava’s Domination Squad has 37 members and has logged 4,792 miles of activity, first among all 163 teams entered.  And thanks to the momentum created by her massive outreach effort, dozens of high school teams and hundreds of students across Alaska are racking up huge miles while enjoying a friendly competition.

The athlete of the week recipient is selected by a panel each Friday and announced Saturday at 11 a.m. on the Sports Guys on CBS Sports Radio 590AM and 96.7FM.

View past winners here.