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Best of the Preps 2014-15

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Coach Ronn Rubio ('65)
2015 BOP Sonny Winters Sportsmanship Award
and
Cross Country Coach of the Year

Coach Ronn Rubio, 2015 Best of the Preps Sonny Winters Sportsmanship Award.

Coach Ronn Rubio, 2015 Best of the Preps Sonny Winters Sportsmanship Award.

Congratulations to Harding Academy coach, Ronn Rubio, who was honored with the Sonny Winters Sportsmanship Award at the 46th Annual Best of the Preps Awards Ceremony. He was also the 2014–15 Best of the Preps Coach of the Year for cross country.

For over 46 years Coach Rubio made teaching, coaching, and caring for teenagers his main work. He has given countless hours of his time to Harding families, and he has taught hundreds of students the importance of glorifying God while having fun.

Coach Rubio is highly respected in the sports of cross country and track. He coached the 1978 Track State Championship team and has coached cross country teams to regional championships in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s and in 2010. This past season (2014), Harding's varsity boys cross country team were DII-A West Region Champions and finished third at the state meet.

On Saturday, March 22, 2014, Harding history was made as the track on the Cherry Road campus was named the Rubio Track in honor of Coach Rubio's marathon of service. The entire Harding community, including track and cross country alumni, five members of the 1977 State Cross Country Championship Team, and the Rubio family, celebrated the naming of the track with a dedication weekend that coincided with Bonner Relays.

Thank you, Coach Rubio, for your service, your "relaxed intensity," and your life-long example!

See Commercial Appeal list - June 6

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Spring 2015 Best of the Preps

Congratulations to the Harding Athletes who are named Best of the Preps for the Spring season:

Christopher Galbreath named Scholar-Athlete of the Year Finalist

Christopher Galbreath named Scholar-Athlete of the Year Finalist

Scholar-Athlete of the Year Finalist: Christopher Galbreath
See the Commercial Appeal list

BASEBALL
All-Metro Team:
Jake Criswell, Casey Harford, Nathan Ruble, Nolan Stevens
See the Commercial Appeal list

SOFTBALL
All-Metro Team: Sarah Coleman, Kelsi Elkins, Kayley Underwood
See the Commercial Appeal list

SOCCER
All-Metro Team: Kortney Cardin
See the Commercial Appeal list

TENNIS
All-Metro Team: Brooke Powell
See the Commercial Appeal list.

TRACK
Boys Finalist: Calvin Austin III
Boys All-Metro Team: Jesse Adkins, Calvin Austin III, Nick Martin, Harding boys 400 relay team, Harding boys 800 relay team, Harding boys 1600 relay team
Girls All-Metro Team: Antoinette Lewis, Sarah Luttrell, Harding girls 400 relay team, Harding girls 800 relay team, Harding girls 1600 relay team.
See the Commercial Appeal list.


Winter 2014-15 Best of the Preps

Congratulations to the Harding Athletes who are named Best of the Preps for the Winter season:

Front row: Chris Smith, Alyssa Hale, Calvin Austin, Anna Horner Back row: Antoinette Lewis, Anthony Yarbrough, Troy West, James Townsdin

Front row: Chris Smith, Alyssa Hale, Calvin Austin, Anna Horner
Back row: Antoinette Lewis, Anthony Yarbrough, Troy West, James Townsdin

Bowling All-Metro Team - Chris Smith  (See the Commercial Appeal list)

Swimming Girls Finalist and All Metro Team - Alyssa Hale (See the Commercial Appeal list)

Swimming Boys All Metro Team - James Townsdin (See the Commercial Appeal list)

Basketball Girls All Metro Team - Antoinette Lewis, Anna Horner (See Commercial Appeal list)

Basketball Boys All Metro Team - Anthony Yarbrough, Troy West, Calvin Austin (See Commercial Appeal list)


Fall 2014 Best of the Preps

Congratulations to the Harding athletes who are named Best of the Preps for the Fall Season

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Volleyball All-Metro Team: Ellie Arnett, Katie Grace Short

Girls Soccer All Metro-Team: Sarah Luttrell

Boys Cross Country All-Metro Team: Christopher Galbreath, Clayton Sharp

Football All-Metro Team: Calvin Austin III, Emmitt Thomas

Coach of the Year - Cross Country - Ronn Rubio