TULSA — There aren’t many times in life where you get to go out at the top of your game.

TULSA — There aren’t many times in life where you get to go out at the top of your game.

However, Plainview’s Deryn Hobbs didn’t just go out on top this week, she made history in the process.

Hobbs participated as a member of the All-State West cheer team during the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State games this week in Tulsa.

She became only the second Plainview cheerleader to ever earn All-State honors, and the first since Arielle Sauer in 2016-17. 

“This experience has been so rewarding and so awesome for me,” Hobbs said. “I’ve gotten to be surrounded by some awesome cheerleaders. The positivity around all of these people has been amazing and I’m just soaking up these last few moments as a high school cheerleader.”

The busy experience started Wednesday night for Hobbs at Oral Roberts University inside the Mabee Center as she cheered during the Girls Basketball All-State games, before doing the same for the boys games Thursday night. 

All-State festivities concluded Friday night in Bixby with the All-State football game. 

Hobbs’ senior year ended in style on multiple fronts as she was crowned the first ever Cheerleader of the Year at the Best of the Arbuckles Preps banquet, along with being named the Female Athlete of the Year. 

“I’ve been so grateful having the opportunity to represent so many cheerleaders,” Hobbs said. “I hope I’ve shown that no matter what you have to be strong as a cheerleader. All I’ve ever tried to do is be a leader for my team and in the community and I hope I’ve been able to show that other cheerleaders have the capability of doing the same no matter the size of their community.” 

She was also a member of the Lady Indians state runner-up track team this past spring, as well as being a state qualifier in pole vault, the 1600 meter relay team, and the 3200 meter relay team, which placed third overall at state this year.

During her senior year, the Lady Indians cross country team also finished as the state runner-up, while the Lady Indians cheer team finished as the Class 4A state academic champions, making Hobbs a two-time state academic champion for cheer. 

She was also the only cheerleader in the area to be named All-Region this season. 

The former Lady Indians standout graduated this past May from Plainview High School with an overall GPA of 4.14 having as well as having scored a 30 on her ACT. She was also the Salutatorian for the Class of 2019. 

While Deryn might have graduated, the Hobbs name still stands strong in the Plainview cheer program as younger sister Haydn has already racked up All-American honors this summer at UCA camp in Norman, something Deryn was also able to accomplish during her high school career.

“I’d say that Haydn is following in my footsteps, but really she’s doing it 100 times better,” Hobbs said jokingly. “She’s a tremendous athlete and person, and I’m so happy to be able to call her my sister. I’m very proud that she’s an All-American, and she’s going to do some amazing things this year.” 

Hobbs will be attending the University of Oklahoma in the fall where she plans on trying out for the OU cheer team.

“I’m thrilled to be able to chase the career path that I love and surround myself with new people,” Hobbs said. 

“I’m also hoping that in the next few years I’ll be able to cheer for OU, so I’m just ready for the new journey that I’m about to embark on beginning this fall.”