Jasmine Francis named FCA All-State

by Todd Brooks

Jasmine Francis has been selected Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) All-State for her athletic and personal performances on and off the field of play.

Francis, a 17-year-old senior at Comanche High School, said it is something she has had her eye on for quite some time.

“It means a lot to me to be FCA All-State,” Francis said. “I’ve worked hard for it and I credit my Dad and Mom for helping me become the Christian I am today.”

She is the daughter of Jack and Jennifer Francis.

Francis is known for her defensive prowess on the basketball court, where she has started the past couple of years at guard. But the FCA honor involves much more.

“It’s hard to be a Christian student-athlete because you are so busy, but you have to make time for it,” Francis said.

Francis attended an FCA camp this past summer and describes it as a great experience as she was able to make new friends.

Francis said being a Christian example starts in the hallway, asking people how they are doing and seeing if she might be able to help someone. She also does devotions and is active at Ray of Hope Church.

“There are a lot of distractions with things like social media,” Francis said. “It’s easy to get sidetracked, but if you never make time for God, you are never given anything back.”

Francis plans to go to a Christian college to play basketball, though she is unsure where right now.

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