Simone Rath's high school volleyball days are over.
"Oh, I don't want her to go!" Coach Meg Brown at Ann Richards School said.
But coming into high school, Simone wasn't what you would call a star player.
"She could barely serve the ball over underhand," Brown said.
"It was something that I decided to work at so I could start playing," Simone said.
She’s worked hard to be a good volleyball player, and she's excelled in her studies at the Ann Richards School.
"I think one challenge for me was managing my time, and I think I've had a little trouble with that at first because I wanted to spend time with my family and have fun and have sports, but then again there is school," Simone said.
She managed the balance and has a 3.7 GPA. She also mentors elementary kids and led her team to a district volleyball championship.
She doesn't simply cope with her schedule, she attacks it.
"No matter where the challenge is, whether on the court or in the classroom, if something comes at you, you have to take it by the horns and get it done," Simone said.
"It's hard to find a flaw in Simone, which is a really neat thing to see," Brown said.
Simone's effort and success have set her up to study medicine at either Colorado University or the University of Texas.
"Just take advantage of every opportunity that comes at you," Simone said.
This is one girl who can say she didn't just go to high school, she conquered it.
Simone's high school athletic career isn't over. She still has soccer in the winter and spring.