Thirteen students named Scholar Athlete Award finalists

April 26, 2013

April 26, 2013 — Seven CFISD student athletes were selected as finalists in their respective sports for the Touchdown Club of Houston 2013 Scholar Athlete Awards.

The winners in each sport will be named during the Touchdown Club of Houston Spring Sports Scholar-Athlete Dinner set for May 22 at the JW Marriott Hotel (5150 Westheimer).

The finalists in each sport were selected from a pool of nominations. Athletes were rated on a 20-point scale, with 10 points given for academic achievement, five points for athletic achievement and five points for community service and extracurricular participation. During the dinner, one finalist for each sport will be chosen as the winner and receive a $500 scholarship.

Jersey Village High School senior Austin Blaies is one of four finalists for the Male Basketball Scholar Athlete Award, while Cypress Creek High School senior Haley Deakins is one of four finalists for the Female Basketball award.

Cypress Creek senior Nicole Hoppe is one of four finalists for the Softball award.

Cypress Ranch High School senior Brett Allison is one of four finalists for the Male Track & Field award, and Cypress Woods High School senior Alyssa Gullo is one of five finalists for the Female Track & Field award.

Cypress Ranch senior Tariq Zahroof is one of four finalists for the Male Tennis award.

Cypress Falls High School senior Kyle Mullen is one of four finalists for the Male Golf award.

Cypress Creek senior Brian Gravesmill and Langham Creek High School senior Andrew Yeang are among four finalists for the Male Soccer award, and Cy-Fair High School senior Hannah Dauzat is one of four finalists for the Female Soccer award.

Cy-Fair senior Dakota Upshaw is one of four finalists for the Male Wrestling award, and Cypress Ridge High School senior Shaterica Henderson and Jersey Village senior Taylor Mendizabel are among four infalists for the Female Wrestling award.

"We are extremely proud of the 13 CFISD finalists for the Touchdown Club of Houston's Scholar Athlete of the Year Award. This is one of the most prestigious awards that an interscholastic athlete can win in the Greater Houston area. The high number of CFISD students representing our schools as finalists reflects positively on our student-athletes, their families, our schools, and our athletic programs," said Ed Warken, CFISD director of athletics.

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