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PressBox, GBMC Honor Eastern Tech's Jodie Bronushas

April 27, 2017
PressBox and GBMC have teamed up to honor one high school student-athlete each month who demonstrates sportsmanship, school spirit, hard work and dedication with the Unsung Hero of the Month award. 

The latest honoree is Eastern Tech softball player Jodie Bronushas.

To nominate a student-athlete for consideration, click here.    

Bronushas, a senior, was nominated by Eastern Tech softball coach Jack Meyers, who described her as "the backbone of this team."

A star pitcher, Bronushas has built up a 47-3 record during her high school career, and so far this season she is 8-0 with a 0.45 ERA.

"Jodie's special because she's such a humble kid," Meyers said during the award presentation. "She's such a great teammate."

Some of her highlights this season include a five-inning no-hitter with five strikeouts against Perry Hall and a seven-hitter against top-ranked Spalding for a 10-4 win.

And while Meyers praised Bronushas as "a dominant pitcher in the circle, the hardest position on the field," he also highlighted how quick she is to lift up her teammates when someone makes an error, encouraging them to shrug it off and get back out there.

For Bronushas, the award highlights all the work she and her teammates have done behind the scenes.

"It really means that all of our hard work has paid off in practice," Bronushas said. "Like [Coach Meyers] always says, our games are a celebration of how hard we work in practice."

Bronushas works hard off the field as well, taking several honors classes in the Allied Health program. She also works at Oak Crest Retirement Community and volunteers with Bricks 4 Kids, the Maryland Special Olympics and Orems United Methodist Church.

Watch video of the award presentation: