ALBERTVILLE, AL (WAFF)- When Emily Woodruff, a junior at Albertville High School, is in class she's focused on doing her best, but her motivation to excel has to do with competition.
"You have to tell yourself that you have to work as hard as you do on the field in your academics because if you don't make good grades, you can't play the sport that you love," she says.
The 17 year old is a talented softball player who has already committed to accept a full scholarship to play for Jacksonville State University.
Her high school team, the lady Aggies, have broken a school record by going 43-9-1 and they'll be playing in the regional tournament this week.
"I started playing softball when I was probably 5 or 6 years old and I've been playing ever since, and it's just something I've always loved doing from the time I was little," says Emily.