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Micah Truax (Class of 2005)

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Micah Truax

Micah Truax is one of South High’s all-time great athletes. She won a state softball championship as a freshman in 2002, and was named New York State Player of the Year as a senior. That same year, she also received the Eileen Durant Sportsmanship Award for Section II.

In girls’ basketball, she scored 1,031 career points. Micah was also a soccer standout for the Bulldogs. But it was softball where she really excelled. After graduating from South High, she went to the University of Connecticut on a full athletic scholarship. At UConn, she was a two-time All-American and a two-time Big East Player of the Year (in 2007 and 2008), setting the career home run record with 34 round-trippers.

Her name can be found throughout the UConn record book. She is third in career runs scored (134) and fourth in career total bases (344), slugging percentage (.551) and stolen bases (37). She is also tenth in career base hits with 199, and tenth in career RBI (99) and at-bats (606). Micah’s 39 runs scored in 2006, as a freshman, is tied for sixth all-time for a single season, and her 11 home runs in 2007 is tied for second-best all-time.

As if that wasn’t enough, Micah was also named UConn’s outstanding senior student-athlete in 2009. A Human Development and Family Studies major at UConn, she went on to get her master’s degree in education from St. Joseph’s College in Vermont. She is now in her third year as a special education teacher at Tanglewood Elementary School. She is also in her fourth year as the junior varsity softball coach.

Her softball coach at South High, Laurie Ciuffetelli, said this about her former star player. “Micah was an exceptional athlete who was respected throughout the state for her skills, but what truly made her special was her humility. As good as she was, she never took herself too seriously. She has left a mark on South Glens Falls athletics as an athlete, a role model and a now a teacher and coach.”

Micah says she loves being back home in South Glens Falls. “We have a real nice small-town feel here,” she said. “I love it here. I would never leave.”

Micah is engaged to be married to Matthew Ryan. They will wed on New Year’s Eve at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls.