Monday, November 21, 2011 - The St. Catharine College Women's Soccer team added a second member of the 2012 recruiting class in one day last Monday, as Shelby Rush signed on to play next fall.
Joined by her parents and her high school and club coaches, Rush signed an NAIA scholarship contract and formally joined the Women's Soccer Program at St. Catharine College during a ceremony in the Oldham County High School Library. Shelby played defender for both Oldham County High School and the Thoroughbreds soccer club. In 2011, the Oldham County Lady Colonels won the 16th District Championship and were 8th Region runner-up.
Shelby is an outstanding soccer player. She has earned many accolades for soccer, including All District 16 in 2009, 2010, and 2011; Honorable Mention All Region 8 in 2009; Second Team All Region 8 in 2010 and 2011; Captain of her high school team; and being named the September 2011 BB&T Athlete / Scholar of the month for Oldham County. As a senior she was the recipient of the Oldham County Girls Soccer - Mary Jean and Edgar Schulz award for sportsmanship. She was also a 3 year member of the Oldham County High School Girls Varsity Basketball Team.
Shelby is strong in the classroom as well, where she is a member of the A/B Honor Roll; was named a BB&T Academic Award winner; earned a Colonel Pin, an English Award, and an Agriculture Leadership Award. She plans to study Elementary Education at St. Catharine.