Mavericks have proven that brains and brawn really can go hand in hand.
Four students have received impressive awards for their athletic achievements outside of SJS.
Senior track captain Jackie Modesett broke her own school record with a time of 13.92 seconds in the 100m hurdles at the Texas Relays, a prestigious track meet for the most talented Track and Field athletes in the nation, and qualified for the USA Track & Field Junior National Championships, which will take place this summer.
“Breaking 14 seconds is a goal I have always had,” Modesett said. “I was elated at the end of the race, and I can’t remember a happier moment.”
Modesett has hurdled and sprinted for the Lady Mavs since sixth grade. She has led the team to two SPC Championships and has her sights set on the title this year.
Next year, Modesett will hurdle at Harvard.
Fellow senior and baseball team captain Christopher Farish earned a position on both the Texas Region all-star senior team and the honorable mention all-American team. Junior Jack Miller was made the honorable mention underclassmen all-American team.
All-SPC player Farish is heading to Wake Forest University to pitch.
Junior Justise Winslow was named the 2012-2013 Gatorade Texas Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year.
Established in 1985, the Gatorade Player of the Year award recognizes male and female athletes from eight sports who have achieved stupendous successes not only in athletics but also in academics and in service to the community.
“He’s well-deserving of the award. It’s good to see his hard work is starting to pay off,” Director of Strength Training and Conditioning Virgil Campbell said.
Justise is the first basketball player from SJS to be chosen for this award.