Scholar Athlete: Strom Thurmond’s Ashlee Chinn

Augusta, Ga. (WJBF) — Strom Thurmond senior Ashlee Chinn is a three-sport athlete who plays volleyball, basketball and softball for the Rebels. Academically, Chinn has a grade point average over 3.8, so she exemplifies a true WJBF Scholar Athlete.

Chinn points to her family for her academic and athletic achievements.

“My parents have driven me to be my best since I was little and I just want to be a good role model for my sister,” Chinn said.

Even from a young age, Chinn put the books first in her life.

“Well, when she was little, we would buy her toys for Christmas and she would not play with them so we began to get her books and, you know, writing tools, tablets and things of that nature,” Ashlee’s mother, Gwendolyn Chinn said. “And that’s what she loves to do.”

That’s the early sign of a true Scholar Athlete.

Congratulations to Ashlee Chinn, this week’s WJBF Scholar Athlete.

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