Media Information Director
DPS Office of Athletics
Renaissance High senior Essence England has hit safely for a .533 batting average (16-for-30) and has been named the Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learner of the Week.
England, a four-year varsity player, was 4-for-4 against Country Day and 2-for-2 with a walk against Grosse Pointe South while driving in six runs in tough nonleague competition last week. The defending PSL champion Lady Phoenix are 11-3 overall and 4-0 in the league. England, a centerfielder and shortstop, is looking to play at the next level, with Alabama A&M and Alabama State among her college suitors.
The Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learner of the Week award is representative of the league’s top boys’ and girls’ athletes. The award is presented by the DPS Office of Athletics and is sponsored by Detroit-area McDonald’s owner-operators.