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Athlete Spotlight

Posted: May 23, 2012 - 12:16am  |  Updated: May 30, 2012 - 5:18pm
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BRANT GILLESPIE  BRANT GILLESPIE
BRANT GILLESPIE
BRANT GILLESPIE

Brant Gillespie

SPORT: Golf

AGE: 14

GRADE: Eighth

SCHOOL: Paul Knox Middle

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE GOLF? It’s the only sport you can play without hurting yourself.

WHAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT THING TO DO IN GOLF? Putting

STANDOUT MOMENT: When I almost got a hole in one

STRENGTHS: My long game

IMPROVEMENT GOAL FOR THE SEASON: To play my best

WORST INJURY: None

TRAINING ROUTINE: I go to the First Tee of Augusta and practice there.

OTHER SPORTS: None

FAVORITE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE: Bubba Watson

WHY IS BEING INVOLVED IN SPORTS IMPORTANT? It helps you stay healthy and keeps you busy.

 

Make McCormick

SPORT: Baseball

POSITION: Outfield, pitcher

AGE: 17

GRADE: 11th

SCHOOL: North Augusta High

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE BASEBALL? I started with T-ball with my dad. He used to coach rec league teams and I started out playing for him.

WHAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT THING TO DO IN BASEBALL? Running for pitchers

STANDOUT MOMENT: I got 12 strikeouts in the Aiken game.

STRENGTHS: Coach says the way I carry myself, my demeanor

IMPROVEMENT GOAL FOR THE SEASON: I wanted to get over 10 strike outs in one game.

WORST INJURY: Tendinitis

TRAINING ROUTINE: Lift weights, throw a lot, run a lot

OTHER SPORTS: None

FAVORITE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE: Chipper Jones

WHY IS BEING INVOLVED IN SPORTS IMPORTANT? The friendships that build with your team.

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