Celebrity Parents Jamie Lynn Spears Celebrates Daughter Maddie's Academic and Athletic Accomplishments: 'So Proud' Jamie Lynn Spears celebrated daughter Maddie, 13, for being a "4 sport athlete who also kept a 4.0 GPA all year" in an Instagram post on Wednesday By Nicholas Rice Nicholas Rice Instagram Twitter Nicholas Rice is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE Magazine. He began working with the brand as an Editorial Intern in early 2020, before later transitioning to a freelance role, and then staff positions soon after. Nicholas writes and edits anywhere between 7 to 9 stories per day on average for PEOPLE, spanning across each vertical the brand covers. Nicholas has previous work experience with Billboard, POPSUGAR, Bustle and Elite Daily. When not working, Nicholas can be found playing with his 5 dogs, listening to pop music or eating mozzarella sticks. People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 5, 2022 09:56 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jamie Lynn Spears Instagram Jamie Lynn Spears is one proud mama! The actress and singer, 31, celebrated her daughter Maddie's academic and athletic accomplishments in an Instagram post on Wednesday. Sharing a selection of photos and a video of her 13-year-old at a school function, Spears captioned her post: "Sorryyyy, but I have to do a quick proud parent post for my 4 sport athlete who also kept a 4.0 GPA all year🏃🏼♀️👩🏼🏫🏅." "So proud of her work ethic as an athlete and as a student👏🏻," Spears, who is also mom to daughter Ivey Joan with husband Jamie Watson, continued. (The Zoey 101 alum shares Maddie with ex Casey Aldridge.) Jamie Lynn Spears Celebrates Return of Sweet Magnolias on Daughter Maddie's 5-Year 'Miracle Anniversary' Spears then included a side note about her young daughter's height, adding: "I wore my tall platform Ugg's, and she was still taller then me😢🤦🏼♀️." Other images featured within the post show Maddie posing with her younger sister, as she was joined by other family members, including grandma Lynne Spears, in one other snapshot. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Jamie Lynn Spears Instagram Spears' recent Instagram post came about after the star marked her daughter's five-year "miracle anniversary" after a near-fatal ATV accident in 2017 earlier this year. The day also marked the return of Spears' Netflix series Sweet Magnolias for its season two premiere. "SWEET MAGNOLIAS going to #1 so fast was a real life dream coming true," Spears began the caption of her post in February. "But I must say, I do not think it's a coincidence that today is also, the 5 year 'miracle anniversary' of our sweet Maddie's tragic accident." Want to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday? Subscribe to our new podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, to get the essential celebrity, entertainment and human interest news stories Monday through Friday. Sharing a photograph of Maddie in a hospital bed at the time, as well as other shots including an excerpt from her memoir, Spears continued, "Maybe, it's just a little reminder to remain faithful through the good times and the bad times." Back in February 2017, Spears and Maddie, then 8, were at Watson's parents' house when the young girl went for a ride on her ATV. Somehow, the ATV ended up submerged in a pond on the property, with Maddie strapped into it. Miraculously, Maddie suffered no brain damage and survived. RELATED VIDEO: Jamie Lynn Spears on Healing After Past Trauma and Mental Health Struggles: I've Found 'Peace' Spears previously opened up to PEOPLE about Maddie's near-fatal accident while promoting her memoir, Things I Should Have Said, earlier this year. In her book, Spears offers a chilling account of the harrowing ordeal and Maddie's unbelievable recovery. It had previously taken Spears nearly five years to open up about the distressing day and its aftermath. "I really just was introspective," Spears told PEOPLE. "I was writing music, writing my story, figuring out how I wanted to tell that story specifically, and was like, 'Well, it needs context: I got to tell this, too, I got to tell this, too.' Over the years, it turned into my whole life story." "When you have the worst thing you can think of in your life happen to you, it makes you look at everything else differently. You have a lot more gratitude," she added. "That was a miracle. That should be heard. There's a lot of dark things in this world today, and I think that putting something out there like that, that is so wonderful, is something that should be shared, especially when it made so many changes in a lot of lives for the better."