GATLINBURG, TN (RNN Texoma) - A big honor for one of Montague County's own.
Nocona resident Megyn Meekins participated in the Amateur Athletic Union girls basketball national tournament last week in Gatlinburg, TN.
Meekins and her team, the fifth-grade team of Lady Drive Nation out of Frisco, placed seventh at the national tournament out of 16 teams in Division II that qualified for the tournament.
While the seventh-place finish was nice for the team, Meekins had an opportunity for individual glory.
Each one of the 36 teams in all divisions got to select one player to participate in a free throw contest and one to participate in a 3-point contest.
Meekins was selected by her coach for the free throw contest. In the first round, Meekins made 12-15 shots, which put her in a tie-breaker to qualify for the finals.
Even with the stakes raised higher, Meekins got better. In the tie-breaker, she went perfect 10-10 to move on to the final three.
In the final, she was just shy of perfect, making nine out of 10, but made one more than second place to win.
This earned her the prestigious title of the AAU Fifth Grade Girls National Free Throw Champion.
Earning this title got Meekins a photo-op with the University of Tennessee Women's basketball team on the final day of the tournament.