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WALB STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK (3/13/14): Monroe's Keshundra Price

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Not only is Monroe junior girls' basketball player Keshundra Price our student-athlete of the week,  she also earned an honor for her success on the court Thursday.

She was also voted the Region 1-AAAA girls' basketball player of the year today.

Price was one of the leaders for the Lady Tornadoes team that advanced all the way to the Elite Eight this season.

The junior guard is also an honor roll student at Monroe.

Price says basketball and academics can both teach life lessons about perseverance.

"Never give up on something you love," she says. "When times got hard in practice, I didn't give up. And in the games, I didn't give up."

Price returns to a Lady Tornadoes team that loses only one senior from this year's Elite Eight squad.

She says she plans on attending college after graduation.

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