Montverde Academy senior and head prefect, Ciara “Pepper” Hopkins, has been ranked the 5th overall female in the United States (age group 16 – 17) for the 2014 triathlon season by USA Triathlon, the National governing body of triathlon in the United States. According to an official USA Triathlon ( Colorado Springs, Colorado) press release dated Monday, April 13, 2015, Ciara was ranked 5th out of 110 ranked and 725 non-ranked athletes in her age group. The ranking also gives Ciara All-American status in the sport. As a result of her top 10 finish at Triathlon Age Group Nationals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Ciara has also qualified to represent the United States as part of Team USA at the upcoming Triathlon World Championships to be held in Chicago, Illinois, in September 2015. Triathlon National rankings can be found HERE.