May 9, 2019 - McComb Pitcher Shelby Steinbrook

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McCOMB, Ohio (WTVG) - Shelby Steinbrook will leave McComb High School as the validictorian for the Class of 2019.

She also has multiple gymnastics state qualifier credit to her name. In fact, Steinbrook is the only member of McComb's gymnastics team.

On the softball diamond, she has yet to miss a game in the last three years.

"I actually had to give up cheerleading for football and basketball my sophomore year to advance in gymnastics," Steinbrook said. "It got me to where I wanted to go. That was one of my goals is go to state. Academics have always been primary, like every once in a while I'd have a light practice then I could study at practice."

Steinbrook's work ethic sticks out to her fellow classmates.

"She's been my best friends ever since I've been in McComb," Panthers right fielder Madison Amburgey said. "I know how hard of a worker she is. She pushes for the best. She doesn't like underachieving or not getting the full potential that she knows she can get and I think that's what pushes her to do her best is that momentum."

Steinbrook has All-Blanchard Valley Conference softball honors on her resume from every season with McComb.

Shelby also has her dad as the Panthers head coach.

"He's always been my coach," Shelby said. "Whether it's travel ball, high school ball, county ball."

Troy Steinbrook became the head coach when his daughter entered high school.

"There's four young ladies that will be graduating here in another couple of weeks," Troy Steinbrook said. "So there are seniors on this team that I've been fortunate enough to coach pretty much all the way from their first pitch all the way up to their last pitch which is a great feeling to know.

"I don't know how I'm going to react on that senior night when they take their last time on the field but I'm really proud of all of them. "

The University of Findlay is Steinbrook's next stop where she'll study psychology with the thought of medical school down the road in her educational career.

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