The GKSHOF announces ITS High School Athletes of the Year honorees

2019 Female Athletes of the Year

· Brittany Bishop—Anderson County High School (Track)
2 time All-State in Track, 4 time All-District performer, state record in pole vault 13’ ½”, Undefeated in Tennessee in the Pole Vault for the 18-19 season and 6th in the nation in Pole Vault.

· Casey Collier—Webb School of Knoxville (Basketball)
2019 Miss Basketball Winner for Division II A, 2018 Miss Basketball Finalist, 2018 (Tournament MVP) and 2015 (All Tournament Team) State Championship, 4 time All-State, Career Stats: 1,485 points, 632 assists, 512 steals, 561 rebounds. Signed Full Scholarship at Lipscomb University.

· Jada Guinn—Oak Ridge High School (Basketball)
Regular Season District MVP, Greeneville Ladies Classic MVP, Mike Division of the Nike Tournament of Champions MVP, scored over 2,000 points, 2nd leading scorer in girls basketball in school history, hold single game scoring record for ORHS, named All-State and All-State tournament team. Signed to play at Tennessee Tech University.

2019 Male Athletes of the Year

· Stanton Martin—Anderson County High School (Football)
2 time 4A All State, 2 time Mr. Football Finalist, 4-time 4-A All-Region, 2 times Region 4A MVP.

· Jake Renfree—Knoxville Catholic (Cross Country and Track & Field)
Indoor Mile National Champion, Runner-up at Footlocker National Cross Country Runner of the Year, 3x All-American, Tennessee Gatorade Runner of the Year, 7 time State Champion, 4 time Team State Champion, ran for Team USA in Scotland for Great Stirling XCountry International Challenge. Signed to run at Notre Dame.

· Deshawn Page—Fulton High School (Football & Basketball)
Football Recognition: 2018 5A Mr. Football, 3 time All-Region, 2018 Region 3-5A Player of the Year, 2018 and 2017 All-State Basketball Recognition: 2018 All-State, 2019 and 2018 All-Tournament Team, All-Region and All-District, 2019 Region Tournament MVP. Signed to play football at East Mississippi State Community College.

The dinner and induction ceremony is set for Thursday, July 25 at the Knoxville Convention Center. David Cutcliffe, Duke University Head Football Coach and former University of Tennessee Offensive Coordinator, will be the guest speaker. Cutcliffe, the 2013 National Coach of the Year, has earned both ACC and SEC Coach of the Year honors in a distinguished head coaching career at Duke and Ole Miss. Hospitality begins at 5:30 p.m.; Master of Ceremonies Bob Kesling will make welcoming remarks before dinner at 6:30 p.m.; the induction ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m.

Limited seating available for this years GKSHOF banquet and induction ceremony. Visit www.gkshof.org for tickets. Purchase tickets for $150 each, or purchase a table of 10 for $1,500. All ticket proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley, which serves over 9800 youth and teens at 17 Club locations in Knox, Blount, Loudon and North Anderson Counties. www.bgctnv.org