CFISD trio among TD Club Football Scholar-Athlete award finalists

November 30, 2020

CISD trio named finalists for TD Club Scholar-Athlete awardCypress Creek High School senior Connor Cook (No. 41) was among 25 finalists named for the Touchdown Club of Houston’s 2020 High School Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. Cook joined Cypress Falls High School senior Gabriel Luke and Cypress Woods High School senior Casey Cogdill in being finalists for the honor, which recognizes a top student-athlete who excels academically as well as on the football field.

Nov. 30, 2020—Three CFISD football standouts were among the 25 finalists named for the Touchdown Club of Houston’s 2020 High School Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. The award will be presented during the High School Football Scholar-Athlete Luncheon, scheduled for Dec. 9 at the Bayou City Event Center (9401 Knight Road).

Cypress Creek High School senior Connor Cook, Cypress Falls High School senior Gabriel Luke and Cypress Woods High School senior Casey Cogdill are CFISD’s three finalists for the honor. Three finalists are the second-most from any area school district.

1130 TD Club Scholar-Athlete 2 WEB.jpgCypress Falls High School senior Gabriel Luke (No. 65) joined two other CFISD football standouts in being named finalists for the Touchdown Club of Houston’s 2020 High School Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. The winner will be announced during the High School Football Scholar-Athlete Luncheon, scheduled for Dec. 9 at the Bayou City Event Center.

All finalists receive a $500 scholarship from the Touchdown Club of Houston, with the top three honorees receiving additional scholarship money.

Football coaches are allowed to nominate one senior from their program, with the finalists selected by representatives from the offices of the presidents at Houston Baptist University, Rice University, Texas Southern University and the University of Houston. Candidates are judged on academic honors (nominees have the highest grade-point average on their respective teams) in addition to their citizenship and football accolades.

Two former CFISD student-athletes have won the award—Cypress Ranch High School graduate Alex O’Connor in 2017 and Cypress Creek graduate Jonathan Monroe in 2011. Other recent top finishers include Cy-Fair High School alumnus Graham Lakin (2018 runner up) and Jersey Village High School graduate Mitchell Fly (2014 runner up).

1130 TD Club Scholar-Athlete 3 WEB.jpgCypress Woods High School senior Casey Cogdill was among 25 finalists named for the Touchdown Club of Houston’s 2020 High School Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award.

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