Hall Announces 2021 Ambassadors
The Glynn County Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors is proud to
honor the outstanding student-athletes who make up our Ambassadors
from the Class of 2021.
These graduating seniors from Brunswick High, Glynn Academy and
Frederica Academy are the eighth consecutive group the Hall of Fame
has recognized as part of its Ambassadors program which started back in
Each spring, the Hall of Fame works in conjunction with the three local
high schools to identify senior athletes who have excelled both
academically and athletically while participating in sports at their
Since the inception of the Ambassadors program, the Hall of Fame has
honored nearly 175 student-athletes from the local high schools.
In 2015, scholarship awards were added to the program, and with
generous support from several donors since that time, the Hall of Fame
has been fortunate to award scholarships to 30 student-athletes,
totaling close to $22,000.
The Hall of Fame initially honored the student-athletes at its yearly
Induction Banquet. But, when the Hall started holding its induction
ceremony every other year, the Hall Board chose to recognize the
Ambassadors in a separate ceremony each spring.
Last year, the Hall could not have an event for the Ambassadors due to
the Covid-19 pandemic, but still recognized the 2020 seniors and
presented scholarships to the selected recipients.
This year, the Hall Board decided to do the same for similar reasons like
those last spring.
Eight student-athletes - four girls and four boys - have once again been
named from each local high school. They are listed below with the
scholarship recipients from each school also noted in parenthesis.
Also, biographical sketches of each individual student-athlete are
included below by school.
Hall of Fame president Kevin Price praised the Ambassadors for their
accomplishments during high school.
“I encourage everyone to read over the bios for these student-athletes
and pay attention to their academic and athletic achievements,” Price
said. “They are amazing. These kids definitely personify what it means to
be a true student-athlete. They obviously take a lot of pride in their
classroom work and their work on the fields and courts and have been
extremely successful in both areas.
“They’re great representatives of their schools and have been excellent
role models for the younger athletes to follow. We wish them all the
best going forward as well.”
Price also wanted to thank Brunswick, Glynn and Frederica for their
continued support of the Ambassadors program which includes
contributions the Hall has used toward scholarships the last two years.
The 2021 Ambassadors (Listed alphabetically by last name and school)
Kalyn Harris (Scholarship Recipient)
Bryce Morris (Scholarship Recipient)
Sally Brock (Scholarship Recipient)
TJ Lewis (Scholarship Recipient)
Rebekah Brooks (Scholarship Recipient)
Eli Fritchman (Scholarship Recipient)
Virginia Anne Tennant
The Bios of the 2020 Ambassadors (Listed Alphabetically by last name and school)
Makaila is a member of the Brunswick High volleyball team, captain of the Lady Pirate basketball team and participates in track as well.
During her basketball career, Makaila hit 1,000 career points during her senior season and was also nominated for the All-State team. This track season, she won a region title for the triple jump and was runner-up in the long jump while placing in the shot-put event as well. She ended up
placing sixth at state in the triple jump.
Makaila will attend Radford University on a basketball scholarship. She plans to major in Allied Health Sciences in hopes of becoming a physical therapist.
Kalyn is a member of the Brunswick High softball and track teams.
During her senior softball season, Kalyn was named Second-Team All- Region, BHS Player of the Year, and a Multi-Sport Positive Athlete for Region and State. Kalyn is involved in several extracurricular clubs including Future Business Leaders of America, National Society of High School Scholars, and Future Farmers of America She also volunteers her time to help in her community through Feed My Sheep, Taste of Glynn and several youth softball clinics.
She plans to attend Georgia State University to major in Biology and minor in Psychology in hopes of becoming a pediatrician.
McKenzie is a member of the Brunswick High cheerleading squad. She has been on the junior varsity, varsity and competition teams at the school. She has been involved in several groups and organizations throughout high school. She was involved in student council as a junior and senior. McKenzie is an active member of the United Community Bank Junior Board of Directors, Beta Club and 707 Bible study group. She was a member of FBLA her freshman through junior years and was also a member of Pirate Buddies. She served on the Superintendent Student Advisory Committee as a senior.
McKenzie will attend Georgia Southern University and major in Elementary Education.
Travis was captain of the Brunswick High varsity track team this season. This spring, Travis won the Region 2-AAAAAA championship for the 100- meter dash. Additionally, he held the fastest time in Class AAAAAA this season and broke the school-record in the 100 with a time of 10.57 seconds.
Travis also holds the school-record in the 200 with a time of 21.6 seconds. He will graduate with a 3.32 GPA and plans to attend Georgia Southern University in the fall unless he receives an offer to continue his track career.
Abby is a member of the Brunswick High girls golf team. This spring, she qualified for the Class AAAAAA state tournament through sectional qualifying and recorded a top-35 finish at the 36-hole state event in Carrollton. Abby was involved in several clubs and organizations during high school. She is a former member of the BHS cheerleading team. She has been a member of student council, the United Community Bank Junior Board and Beta Club. Abby was selected by the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce to participate in Youth Leadership Glynn. She also served as president of Pirate Buddies and secretary for Future Business Leaders of America.
Abby plans to attend Georgia Southern University and will pursue a degree in marketing.
Bryce played both football and basketball at Brunswick High. As a
linebacker, he helped the BHS football team to a share of the Region 2-AAAAAA championship this past fall and a victory in the opening round of the state playoffs. A post player for the BHS basketball team, he helped the Pirates to a Sweet 16 appearance in the state tournament.
Bryce serves as a member of the United Community Bank Junior Board of Directors and is a member of Beta Club. He is active in the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Georgia where he has participated in Teen Leadership Summits and was a member of the Teen Advisory Board.
Bryce has served with the Gathering Place and participated in leadership-related activities. In 2020, Bryce was selected as OREMC’s Youth Tour delegate. He is a member of Family Life Church.
Isaiah is a standout member of the Brunswick High baseball team. He was twice voted to the Region 2-AAAAAA team including this year when he made the first-team as the ace pitcher for the Pirates.
This season, he led the Pirates in pitching victories, delivering a clutch performance in the second game of the City Championship series against Glynn Academy when he hurled a complete-game shutout as the Pirates defeated the Red Terrors 1-0 at home. He allowed just three hits while striking out five and walking two. He was named the Player of the Game for BHS by 912 Sports. After the season, he was named Pitcher of the Year for the Pirates. Wellman also has been selected for the Georgia
Dugout Club’s Senior All-Star Team.
Isaiah also played football for the Pirates, helping them to a city title this season, a share of the region championship and a win in the first round of the state playoffs.
He is a member of National Honor Society and Beta Club. He will attend South Georgia State College in the fall to continue his education while playing baseball.
Amarion has been a member of the Brunswick High varsity football team all four years of high school, playing wide receiver and cornerback. During his career, he has received many accolades including First-Team All-Region and ESPN Coastal Georgia All-Area Team. He was nominated for the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Team this year. This past fall, he helped the Pirates to a share of the Region 2-AAAAAA championship and a first-round victory in the state playoffs.
During his senior season, Amarion only gave up only one catch in 12 games on passes that he defended in the BHS secondary. He also had 36 tackles, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions.
He plans to attend Georgia Military College to further his football career and plans to major in criminal justice.
Sally is a standout soccer player for the Glynn Academy girls team. This spring, she helped the Lady Terrors to another Region 2-AAAAAA championship and a trip to the Class AAAAAA state quarterfinals. She has been named to the All-Region team all four years and was named Freshman of the Year in 2018. This season, she was selected as the Class AAAAAA Player of the Year by GeorgiaHighSchoolSoccer.Com after scoring 45 goals and recording 18 assists for a Glynn team that didn’t lose a game until falling to Buford in the Elite Eight. Brock was also named the Southeast Georgia Player of the Year by 912 Sports.
Sally is Student Life Senator for Student Council, member of the Pirates of the Spanish Main Community Service Club, Social Media Officer for Civic Engagement Club, member of the Communities in Schools Student Advisory Board and also a member of the National Honors Society.
She was named an Outstanding Senior and has made all A’s throughout high school. She ranks fourth in her class and will graduate with a 4.48 GPA. Sally is a Class of 2021 University of Georgia Certificate of Merit winner and a 2020 Junior Honor Attendant. She was a recipient of the 2020 Social Studies Susan B. Anthony AP U.S. History Award and was the 2019 College of Coastal Georgia Math and Science Expo Junior Varsity First-Place Champion.
Sally plans to attend the University of Virginia in the fall.
Philip is a standout member of the Glynn Academy boys cross country and soccer teams and also ran track for the Red Terrors. He was a four- year runner for the cross country squad and served as team captain for three years. As a senior, he set the school and county record in the 5- kilometer race, crossing the finish line in 16 minutes, 18 seconds. He also helped Glynn record the fastest time in school history as the Terrors finished top 15 at the Class AAAAAA state meet. He made all-state individually this fall as he finished 10th at the state meet.
He played soccer for four years and served as team captain as a senior. The Terrors won region championships in three of his four seasons with the team including this year. Philip was named to the All-Region team as both a junior and senior. Also this year, Philip ran track in the spring, competing in the one- and two-mile runs and also the 4x800-meter relay
for Glynn. The relay team finished finished second at region and fourth at state sectionals.
Philip also participates in drama and was a member of Glynn’s stage crew as a junior when the school won state. He will graduate with a 4.0 GPA and is a member of National Honor Society.
He will attend Georgia College and State University and run cross
country while majoring in pre-engineering.
Lily has been a member of the Glynn Academy volleyball team all four years of high school. She was named First-Team All-Region and also Region Offensive Player of the Year as both a junior and senior. She also was named team MVP and Southeast Georgia Volleyball Player of the Year as a senior while also being named a Brunswick News Fall Sports Athlete of the Year the last two years.
She also has played club volleyball at the Jacksonville Junior Volleyball Association since her freshman year and recently helped her team reach the national tournament in Columbus, Ohio. After finishing her season, she began coaching beginning players at the club.
Lily was named an Outstanding Senior, is ranked in the top 10 in her class academically and has made all A’s throughout high school. She has volunteered for many activities including buddy ball, highway cleanups and making care packages for those in need.
She will attend Young Harris College in the fall and will play volleyball. Lily plans to major in education to eventually become a teacher and volleyball coach.
Max was a standout player for the Glynn Academy boys basketball team. A smart and versatile player, Max played every position on the floor for the Red Terrors during his career. He was named the City Championship Player of the Game by the Glynn County Sports Hall of Fame as a sophomore. As a junior, Max was team captain, scored 36 points in the City Championship game and was named First-Team All-Region, Region 2-AAAAAA Offensive Player of the Year and Class AAAAAA Boys South All-State.
He notched 861 career points, 400 rebounds, 148 assists, 123 steals and 60 blocks, despite minimal varsity playing time his freshman year and missing most of his senior year due to COVID-19 complications. During the summer of 2020, Max played AAU basketball for the Atlanta Timberwolves and was named First-Team All-Circuit and Third-Team All- American by PrepHoops, a Summer Standout by On the Radar Hoops, and averaged 23 points per game in the Battle for Georgia.
Max graduated from Glynn in December with a 3.89 GPA. He was a member of the Beta Club and National Honor Society. Beginning his sophomore year, he was dual enrolled at the College of Coastal Georgia and held a part-time job putting up beach tents for The Tent Guys on St. Simons Island.
Beginning this summer, Max will attend the University of North Florida in Jacksonville on full basketball scholarship.
Megan has been a four-year starter for the Glynn Academy girls soccer team. An All-Region player for the Lady Terrors, she has contributed to four region championships, a state finalist season and a national ranking for the Lady Terrors.
Megan’s favorite memory during the past four years was the Final Four win against Pope High School that gave the Lady Terrors an opportunity to play Alpharetta High School in the state championship her freshman year. Meagan has been an important part of a great defensive backfield for the Lady Terrors at center-midfielder. She had to fight through an ankle injury her sophomore season, but came back strong to become a team leader for the Lady Terrors.
GA coach Lemmon says that, “Megan is a self-motivated winner and goes all out at all times.”
Megan has sung soprano in the Glynn Academy Choir and is a life guard in the community where she teaches swim lessons to children in Brunswick. She’ll be attending Georgia Southern in the fall and majoring in Finance.
TJ is a standout athlete at Glynn Academy. He played football and
basketball and competed in track and field for the Red Terrors during high school. He was a three-year starting quarterback for the Terrors, leading the team to a region championship and the state playoffs all three years. This past season, TJ was named the Region 2-AAAAAA Offensive Player of the Year after accounting for 1,850 total yards and 21 touchdowns for Glynn. He also was named the Offensive Player of the Year for Southeast Georgia by 912 Sports.
For the season, TJ ran for 1,198 yards and 15 touchdowns while throwing for 652 yards and six TDs. He finished his prep career totaling more than 4,000 yards for the Terrors.
This spring, TJ finished sixth in the triple jump with a jump of 44 feet, 0.5 inches at the Class AAAAAA state track and field meet in Carrollton.
TJ will graduate with a 3.5 GPA. He has been an active member in DECA while also participating in athletics. A three-star recruit, TJ will attend Louisville on a football scholarship. He plans to major in business or pre-physical therapy.
Jaiden was a standout football player and member of the Glynn
Academy track and field team. He started three years for the Red Terrors as a defensive back and was a member of three Glynn teams that won Region 2-AAAAAA championships and made the state playoffs. Jaiden was also a three-time state qualifier for the Glynn boys track team. He suffered a season-ending knee injury early in the football season this fall which also kept him from competing in track for the Terrors this spring.
Jaiden attends Union City Church where he also mentors youth. He also works at Bennie’s Red Barn on St. Simons Island.
He will graduate with a 3.3 GPA. Jaiden signed a football scholarship to Charleston Southern University this past December. He plans to major in social studies education..
Shaun is a four-year member of the Glynn Academy baseball program. This spring, he was a key member of the Red Terrors team which reached the Elite 8 of the Class AAAAAA state tournament. A submarine pitcher who was a starter and reliever for the Terrors, Shaun finished with a 4-2 won-loss record while also recording eight saves in 21 mound appearances. He posted a 2.02 ERA for the season.
Shaun’s favorite memory from his senior season was going to the mound in the third game of the City Championship series against rival Brunswick and striking out five of the seven batters he faced to finish out a 1-0 victory for the Terrors that clinched the city crown. He was named the Player of the Series by the Glynn County Sports Hall of Fame as he also was the winning pitcher for Glynn in the opening game of the three- game series. Shaun was also voted to the All-Region team by the Region 2-AAAAAA coaches after the season.
He will graduate with a 3.64 GPA. He has been a member of the Beta Club, DECA and Future Business Leaders of America.
Shaun will attend South Georgia State on a baseball scholarship.
Rebekah was a four-year starter in varsity volleyball, played varsity
tennis for four years, participated in track three years and was a
Frederica cheerleader for four years. She served as team captain or co-captain for all of those programs. Bekah still holds the school-record in the discus. She has been All- Region twice in volleyball and tennis. This spring, she helped Frederica win a state tennis title while earning All- State in doubles along with partner and fellow Ambassador Rebecca Tiller. Bekah was selected Most Athletic in the senior class.
Bekah founded the Yoga Club at Frederica. She served as President for Pirates of the Spanish Main, was a member of the Math Team and served on the Humane Society Teen Board. She also was on the FA Service Council, participated in Youth Leadership Glynn and 707 Group and volunteered as a tutor for all grades.
She is a National Honor Society member, Honors Council Grade Representative and was the 2020 Homecoming queen. She won awards for Honors Pre-Calculus, Honors Algebra II and AP Language and Compositon.
Bekah will be attending the Honors College/Program at the University of Georgia in the fall and plans to major in Electrical Engineering while minoring in Spanish.
Ben was a member of the Frederica baseball team. He lettered all four years with the Knights as one of the team’s standouts. A versatile player who could field most any position, Ben was most productive as a pitcher and catcher. He was also a member of the GISA Class AAA state runner- up football team as a starter at outside linebacker.
Ben is a member of several clubs including Younglife Christian Organization, Future Business Leaders of America, Humane Society Board, Model United Nations, Stem Club, World Language and Cultures Club, Spanish Club and Close-Up Club. He also is a member of National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society.
Ben will attend the University of Tennessee and plans to major in Business/Finance.
Eli served as captain for the Frederica football, basketball and soccer teams. He is a three-time letter winner in all three sports and has been awarded All-Region in football, basketball and soccer. He was a member of the GISA Class AAA runner-up football team and the 2020 Region Basketball Champions.
Eli was awarded the 912 Sports Magazine Soccer Player of the Year, All- Area in Basketball and Brunswick News Basketball First-Team as a junior. He also won the Frederica Academy Brunson Award for top student- athlete in 2021.
Eli has volunteered as a youth leader during the summer at his church. He went on a mission trip to Costa Rica and stayed at a youth activity center to work and aid the youth there. He also regularly serves on a church student leadership team.
He is a member of National Honor Society and has been on the FA Honor Roll throughout high school. Eli also was awarded the Connor Landis Scholarship.
He will attend Georgia College and State University in the fall and plans to major in Sports Management.
Josh has been a key player in the Frederica Academy football program since he was a freshman. He was voted All-Region, All- Area and GISA All-State his senior year. Josh was a member of the Class AAA State Championship team in 2018 and the state runner-up team this past fall. He played several positions, however his exploits at linebacker are most memorable. Josh also was a member of the track and field team, throwing the shot put and discus while also running the 400-meter dash.
Josh participated in several community service activities including food drives for Second Harvest and volunteering in the concession stand at school athletic events. He also took part in a mission trip to Trinidad, Tobago.
Josh serves as a Community Church volunteer and also is a member of the Health and Wellness Club and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He is a member of National Honor Society and has been on the FA Honor Roll throughout high school.
Josh will be attending Georgia Southern University and plans to major in
Cate was a member of the Frederica cross country and soccer programs. She also played for the Florida Elite Soccer Academy, Tormenta Futbol Club and North Florida Soccer Academy. She was All-Region her senior year in cross country and was a member of the third-place team at the state meet. In soccer, she led the Lady Knights to the GISA Class AAA state championship game earlier this month after helping the team to a region title.
As a freshman, Cate was sidelined due to knee surgery, but she came back strong her sophomore year to earn All-Region and All-State in soccer as a starter on Frederica’s 2019 Final Four team. She was once again named All- Region and All-State this season.
Cate served as a volunteer for many organizations including Relay for Life, Parents Night Out, Burroughs-Molette Elementary, St. Simons Community Church Beloved Ministries, Second Harvest, Blessing in a Backpack, Safe Harbor, Special Olympics, FA Soccer Camp, SSA Soccer and Hands on Frederica Day.
She also was a member of several clubs and organizations including Pirates of the Spanish Main, Communities In Schools Student Advisory Board, Service Council, World Language and Culture Club, Math Team, United Community Bank Junior Board, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and 707 Group.
Cate is the salutatorian of the Frederica Class of 2021. She is a National Honor Society member and received the Edie Payne Award for Top Overall Senior at Frederica. She is part of the Furman Scholars Program, was named recipient of the Rensselaer Medal for Outstanding Math and Science Students and also a recipient of the Georgia Certificate of Merit.
Cate was named a National Spanish Exam Silver Medalist while also earning AP Scholar with Distinction. She was on the Head of Schools List for All-As throughout high school. She also earned the GISA Morris C. Johnson Athlete/Academic Award presented to the top student-athletes in the state.
Cate will be attending Washington and Lee University in the fall. She will continue her soccer career while majoring in Information Technology.
Garrett served as captain on the Frederica football team that finished as the GISA Class AAA runner-up this past fall. He anchored both the offensive and defensive lines. He was voted All-Region and All-Area this past season. Garrett also played soccer his freshman and sophomore years.
Garrett has been a member of the Safe Harbor Youth Advisory Board, a Junior Bank Board Member, a Manna House Volunteer and Project Manager for the Humane Society of South Coastal Teen Board. He also has participated in the FA School Play, been a member of the Frederica
Math, Science Bowl and Model United Nations teams and served as Student Council Vice President. Garrett is a member of National Honor Society. He won the 2021 Frederica Spirit Award and has been on the Head of School All-As List throughout high school. He is also part of the Wofford Scholar Program.
Garrett will attend the University of Virginia in the fall and will major in Psychology.
Virginia Anne Tennant
Virginia Anne has lettered in cross country the past three years for Frederica. She ran on teams that placed third twice and runner-up in the GISA State Meet. She also lettered three years on the varsity tennis team and helped the Lady Knights to a state crown this season. Virginia Anne also was on the Frederica Cheer Squad and has been in ballet since age 2, performing many times throughout her career.
She has been involved with several clubs and groups including Stem Club, World Language and Cultures Club, Student Council, Math Team, Theatre, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and 708 Bible Study Group.
She has served on the United Community Bank Junior Board of Directors and Humane Society Teen Board while volunteering at Wesley Methodist Church Vacation Bible School and as an Assistant Instructor at Princess Ballet Camp. She also has been involved with the Junior Women's Association of the Golden Isles.
Virginia Anne is a National Honor Society member and was chosen for the Ellen Fleming Award. She is part of the High Point University Junior Scholars Program. She earned first and second in the SAR Essay Contest while also winning Teacher Awards in AP U.S. History and Astronomy.
She will attend Georgia Tech in the fall and major in Aerospace Engineering.
Rebecca has lettered fours years on the Frederica girls tennis team. She was All-Region her sophomore and senior years. Rebecca played in the GISA State Tournament twice and helped the Lady Knights to a state championship this season. Her accomplishments peaked this season as she also earned All-State while having a runner-up finish in doubles with fellow Ambassador Rebekah Brooks. She also served as co-captain for this year's team.
Rebecca was a member of several clubs and groups including Student Council, World Language and Culture Club, Humane Society Teen Board and Model United Nations. She also was a Literature Blogger and founded the Obsidian website.
She is a National Honor Society member. She received an AP Scholar Award and also the Head or School Award.
Rebecca will attend the University of Georgia in the fall and major in Political Science.