Orono’s Ruth White wins Gatorade Award

She’s this season’s Gatorade Maine Girls Cross Country Player of the Year after winning it last year too
Published: Jan. 23, 2023 at 4:25 PM EST
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ORONO, Maine (WABI) - Orono’s Ruth White has racked up a ton of honors after just her junior cross country season.

She’s this season’s Gatorade Maine Girls Cross Country Player of the Year after winning it last...
She’s this season’s Gatorade Maine Girls Cross Country Player of the Year after winning it last year too(WABI)

She’s this season’s Gatorade Maine Girls Cross Country Player of the Year after winning it last year too.

That goes hand-in-hand with her repeat as Class C State Champion individually and as a team with the Red Riots.

The award “recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field.”

“It means a lot. Gatorade is really generous with what they do. I got it last year also, and they do this program with grants where every state winner gets to nominate a youth sports organization to receive a $1,000 grant. Gatorade’s just really generous, and it means a lot to be honored by them along with the other girls across the country,” said White.

White is now a finalist for the Gatorade national cross country award.