Winners

Hannah Leach

National Athlete of the Year

Hannah Leach
High School: Ceadar Bluff High School
City: Cedar Bluff, AL
Team Name: Tigers
Grade: Senior
Sport: Track & Field
Position: Shot Put/Relay Team

Stats: 2012-2013
Shot Put: 29′ 7.00
Discus: 76′ 7.00
Javelin: 72′ 0.00
4X800m Relay: 11:39.32
3200m: 113:56.93

Sports:
– Track & Field – All State, Gold Medal 4X800 Relay, Silver Medal 2 Mile Run, Broze Medal 4X800 Relay, 4th Place State Shot Put, Team Captain
– Basketball – All County, All Region, Team Captain
– Volleyball – All County, All Region, Area Champs (2011 & 2012), Team Captain
Academic Accomplishments:
– 4.0 GPA (Unweighted)
– ACT Score 25
Top Leadership/Volunteer Accomplishments:
– FCA President
– Young Christian Leaders President

Highlights and Quotes:

As a three sport athlete, Hannah understands the importance of being a focused student athlete. She values her education above her athletic accomplishments and states, “Even though winning five consecutive state championships in track and field is an amazing feat, I value my dedication to my schools position of Valedictorian more than that of winning five state titles. Therefore, I have accomplished my goal and am on track to becoming Valedictorian.”

Hannah’s third-world experience with her family has shaped her life tremendously. “I was raised in a Christian home by two God-fearing parents. I served as a missionary in Kigoma, Tanzania with my family for two years. I feel led to return to serve in an orphanage in the outskirts of the remote village of Kigoma, Tanzania.”

Hannah says, “I have continued to be bold in my faith and unashamed of my Savior. My daily walk with Him is crucial to a positive God-fearing lifestyle.”

This summer, Hannah will live out her passions as a missionary and athlete. She will travel with SportQuest to San Diego, CA in July as a member of the basketball team and use her love for God and sport to share God’s message of hope with those in San Diego.