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2014-03-20 12:28:49

WNBA All-Star Maya Moore Surprises Standout with Elite Honor MANVEL, Texas, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In its 29(th) year of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, recently announced Brianna Turner of Manvel High School (Manvel, Texas) as its 2013-14 Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year. Turner was surprised with the news at school by Minnesota Lynx forward and WNBA All-Star Maya Moore,...

2014-02-27 12:26:17

Professional Distance Runner Molly Huddle Surprises Standout with Elite Honor CAMAS, Wash., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In its 29(th) year of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, recently announced Alexa Efraimson of Camas High School (Camas, Wash.) as its 2013-14 Gatorade National Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year. Efraimson was surprised with the news at school by American record holder in the 5,000...

2014-01-30 12:24:59

Professional Distance Runner Dathan Ritzenhein Surprises Standout with Elite Honor GRAND BLANC, Mich., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In its 29(th) year of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, recently announced Grant Fisher of Grand Blanc High School (Grand Blanc, Mich.) as its 2013-14 Gatorade National Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year. Fisher was surprised with the news at school by three-time USA 12K...

2014-01-09 12:25:02

Silver Medalist and Pro Beach Volleyball Player April Ross Surprises Winner for Local Ceremony LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In its 29(th) year of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, recently announced Alexa Filley of Assumption High School (Louisville, Ky.) as its 2013-14 Gatorade National Volleyball Player of the Year. Filley was surprised with the news by silver medalist April Ross, who...


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