MISSOULA, Mont. - Frenchtown senior Abby Indreland received her award as winner of the 2012 Montana Wendy's High School Heisman Monday afternoon at Frenchtown High School.
The award was presented to Indreland in front of her peers at Frenchtown's spring sports assembly.
Each year one student athlete from the Treasure State receives the honor for their accomplishments in athletics as well as in the classroom and the community.
"It was really special to receive it in front of the whole student body," said Indreland following the assembly. "I'm kind of nervous in front of big crowds. Luckily I didn't have to make a speech or anything. It means a lot to me. I've worked really hard in both academics and athletics. And just to receive something like this is a great honor."
Indreland is working on a 4th straight all-state selection as an ace pitcher and hitter for the Lady Broncs' softball team. In the classroom Indreland carries a perfect 4.0 grade point average.
"Kids out here want to be just like her," said Frenchtown softball head coach Eli Field who has see Indreland excel on the field and in both classroom. "I gave a ball to a little girl and she came home and told her mom, ‘Abby Indreland might have touched this ball!' And that's how important she really is to a lot of the kids out in this community. She's first class all the way, tremendous character, outstanding student, you know I think the award she received today recognizes all of those aspects not just the athletic things that she's done."