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Ginny Jernigan

Ginny Jernigan-Hughes graduated Dr. Phillips High School as its most decorated female athlete of all time.  Earning 12 varsity letters in Volleyball, Soccer and Softball as well as the Class of 1996 valedictorian, Jernigan defined the term "student-athlete." She won the school's first and only Florida High School Athletic Association's Scholar-Athlete of the Year award in 1996. Ginny Jernigan

Jernigan was named All-Metro Conference and All-District in all three sports as well as All-State in Volleyball.  She was named team captain a school-record seven times and earned both Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Most outstanding Female Athlete in 1996. 

After graduation, Jernigan attended Washington and Lee University where she not only excelled academically (All-ODAC Academic Award all four years) but also athleticially in both Soccer and Lacrosse.  Jernigan graduated Magna Cum Laude with a double major in Math and Physics-Engineering and went on to graduate school at Virginia Tech for Mechanical Engineering.  She currently works for General Motors where she designs, engineers, tests and integrates airbags into various vehicles in the General Motors fleet.

Jernigan and her husband, Kasey, currently coach both the Women's Lacrosse team at Birmingham United High School (Michigan), having won three straight state championships (2007-2009), and  the Women's Lacrosse team at the University of Michigan since 2007.  Ginny Jernigan was inducted into the Metro Conference Hall of Fame in 1996 and the Dr. Phillips High School Hall of Fame in 2004.

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