A wonderfully versatile multiple sport competitor, Abbie graduated from Indianola High School with 17 varsity letters. Four letters were earned in basketball, track and field, and volleyball, and five letters on softball. No athlete in the history of Indianola High School has earned more letters than Abbie. A four year letter winner in volleyball, Abbie was named to the CIML All-Conference first team and was also an All-State selection in her junior and senior season. She was selected to play in the Senior All-State game following her senior season. Abbie continued to earn honors for herself during the basketball season as she was named to the CIML All-Conference 1st Team for three years. She was named All-Southwest Iowa her junior and senior season and was named a member of the Senior Select Team during her senior season. Abbie is the leading all-time scorer in the history of Indianola five-player basketball with 1,131 points. As a member of two state championship teams in track, she continued to distinguish herself in the athletic arena. During her career, she was a member of the State Championship 4 x 800 Meter Relay and was a Drake Relays champion in the 4 x 400 Meter Relay. Abbie also earned a bronze medal in the Drake Relays 800 Meter Run and a 4th place finish in the 800 Meter Run in the 1997 State Track meet. A rare five year letter winner in softball, she helped lead the Indians to third place finishes in the 1996 and 1997 State Softball tournament. For her play in the state tournaments, she was named to the All-Tournament team both her junior and senior seasons. Continuing her education at St. Ambrose College, she was a member of the Fighting Bees basketball and softball teams, earning All-Conference recognition for both sports. Transferring to Simpson College, she was a member of the Storm’s National Championship team and earned All-Conference and Regional team honors. Also, a member of the Storm women’s basketball team, she served as team captain during her senior season. A December graduate of Simpson College with a liberal arts and elementary education degree, she currently lives in Indianola with her husband, Casey Blake, and daughter, Bailey.

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