Rising Sun High School honored 2015 graduate Alix DeDreu as the school’s first Indiana All-Star during halftime of the boys basketball game against Shawe on Friday, January 29.
Athletic Director Noel Bostic announced that the all-star shirt worn in the South All-Star Game by DeDreu was being put on display in the Wilson Hall of Champions lobby of the high school.
DeDreu led Rising Sun softball to four sectional titles, three Ohio River Valley Conference titles and two regional championships.
During her career, Rising Sun was ranked in the top five of Class A and often appeared atop the poll.
Alix and former Rising Sun Coach David Brown unveiled the framed shirt as her parents Kim and Ken DeDreu looked on.
Her 23 wins in a season and 70 wins in a career are both school records. Her 211 strikeouts in a season and 690 for a career are school bests as well.
Bostic called DeDreu the best hitter of all time with a season best .547 batting average and .525 career marks. Her batting average ranks 10th among all hitters by the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association (ICGSA). She had 56 hits in a season and 214 career hits.
DeDreu wore the number 85 throughout her high school career as a fan of former Bengal Chad Johnson (Ochocinco). However her all-star number was that of another famous Cincinnati sports figure, the number 14 of Pete Rose.
DeDreu is the youngest of four siblings to play softball at Rising Sun She was preceded by sisters Shannon, Dawn and Sammi (all of whom were in attendance with their families).
Alix is continuing her softball career as a member of the Thomas More College (Ky) softball team. The 5’7″ pitcher/middle infielder will wear number 32 for her division II when they open play on March 26 in Kissimmee, FL.