Houston Home Run at Sports Awards

While we typically picture our GMSD athletes in the heat of competition, sliding in the mud and dripping sweat, on the evening of June 9th, they were gathered in a very different, far more glamorous, setting. These athletes traded in their jerseys for red carpet attire and took to the Orpheum stage for a special event called the Sports Awards. Sponsored by the Commercial Appeal, the Sports Awards aim to honor excellence among the most elite of high school athletes in the Memphis area. The show features various awards, entertainment, and, this year, an appearance from celebrity guest, Archie Manning. Houston High School was fortunate to have sixteen students nominated for honors in their respective sports and two coaches as well. The nominees included:

Girls Cross Country                                Boys Cross Country                                                            

Ella Baran                                                   Christopher Rayder

Michelle Myers                                         Volleyball

Anna Tankersley                                       Kalea Davis

Girls Golf                                                    Coaches

Jayna Choi                                                  David Wolff

Girls Soccer                                                Clint Daniels

Paola Ellis                                                    Girls Track                                         

Jenna Kemp                                                Ella Baran

Katrina Ostrom                                          Baseball

Boys Soccer                                                Terrell Tatum

Sebastian Musicante                                 Premiere

Collin Scott                                                  Pat Gardner

Girls Basketball                                          Amelia Baran

Jayla Hemmingway

Of these remarkable students, three took home awards. Collin Scott and Katrina Ostrom won Soccer Player of the Year for their respective genders, and Pat Gardner also was honored as Scholar Athlete of the Year.


Athletic Director Chad Becker said this of the evening, "Once again we are proud of the accollades our students have achieved. We know it is a product of our dedicated coaches and students who are willing to work together to continually find success."

Everyone at GMSD is incredibly proud of all of these amazing athletes and look forward to another terrific year of athletic excellence. Congratulations to everyone!


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