Jordan and Hailey Goins
Winning a scholarship is a big enough thrill, but winning it along with a family member is extra special. Judson softball players Jordan and Hailey Goins are twin sisters who have been terrific members of the Lady Rockets Softball Team were recently notified that they both have been awarded "The Top Gun Invitational" scholarship. Both Jordan and Hailey worked diligently in completing the applications in the spring and met the expectations with their athletics, academics and community service. Only two people in the nation were awarded the scholarships, so they are very honored and excited. They both committed early to the University of the Incarnate Word and will sign formally in November with the Division-1 Southland Conference School. Congratulations and we look forward to your senior year as Rockets!
The Thunder Rockets are special athletes that give everything they have on the field, court, or... you name the athletic arena. It's an amazing thing to see. The 2016 State Summer Games were a wonderful experience for these Special Olympic Athletes...from cheering at the finish line on the track, or in the stands at soccer and basketball games. They also loved just having fun with athletes between competitions at Athlete Village or showing some moves at the Victory Dance. Thank you to the athletes, the great coaches, volunteers, parents and sponsors. You made it happen.
Take a look at the awesome results our athletes brought back.
Athletics/Track & Field
Yah Quira Chase
50m run- 6th
50 Wheelchair Slalom-Silver
Raul De La Cruz
KSAT Sports picks athletes across the city for its Scholar Athlete of the Week and recently Amari Borrego from the Lady Rockets Softball Team. She was chosen not just because of her athletic ability on the softball field (plays second base), but also because of her class rank, gpa and her community service. She is a varsity starter and was awarded an athletic scholarship to play softball at the University of Mount Olive...that's in Mount Olive North Carolina. She was also awarded a scholarship from the Judson Education Foundation. Congratulations.
Alyssa Garza has been a big contributor to the Lady Rocket Softball time for a while and we want to say congratulations to her as she takes a big step to play softball at the college level. She signed a National Letter of Intent to attend and continue playing softball for the Coastal Bend College Cougars in Beeville where she will study Forensic Science. She played catcher and also outfield for the Lady Rockets. Alyssa is the daughter of Alma & Alfredo Garza.
We want to say congratulations to a wonderful group of student athletes who will be taking their talent and skill to the college level next year. It's a great way to continue to participate in the sport they love and in many cases pay for all or part of their education...can't beat that. Congratulations to these guys.
Angelo Gordon-Track Scholarship to Kansas State
Ta'Shuan Hunter- Track, Tarleton State
Raymond Gonzales-Track, Texas A&M
Jamar Dean- Football, Sul Ross State
Nick Stewart- Football, Sul Ross State