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PCA-Tampa Bay Announces Finalists for Class of 2020 Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarships presented by Sagicor Life Insurance

08.15.2019

Tampa—Positive Coaching Alliance-Tampa Bay – the local chapter of the national non-profit Positive Coaching Alliance that develops “Better Athletes, Better People,” through youth and high school sports – has named forty-seven (47) Tampa Bay area student-athletes from the high school Class of 2020 as finalists for the Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Awards presented by Sagicor Life Insurance Company.

“Again, with the support of Sagicor Life Insurance, we are proud to host this scholarship program,” said Mason Cathey Brady, PCA-Tampa Bay Executive Director. “ We had an excellent pool of finalists last year and we look forward to meeting the Class of 2020 very soon.”

Bart Catmull, President of Sagicor Life Insurance Company, had this to say, “Sagicor is dedicated to bettering our communities. This year, we are pleased once again to partner with Positive Coaching Alliance – Tampa Bay to sponsor the Triple–Impact Competitor® Scholarship program. We have some amazing young people in the Tampa Bay region and we are honored to help these young athletes and leaders start down the next path in their lives. I look forward to personally getting to know them throughout this process.”

Finalists will participate in personal, phone, and video interviews with PCA board members, staff and business mentors, as well as be highlighted on PCA’s social media. At least twenty-five (25) winners will be selected in the spring as recipients of the Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Award, and each will receive $2,000 towards college expenses.

Meet PCA-Tampa Bay's 2020 Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarships finalists

Adeena Ademu-John, Windermere High School
Grace Alexandrow, Freedom High School
Gabrielle Atkins, Durant High School
Logan Beatty, Land O' Lakes High School
Gigi Borchard, Plant High School
Bella Bozied, Alonso High School
Jacob Brazinski, Newsome High School
Chelsi Bridgewater, Wharton High School
Diamond Y. Burgos, Strawberry Crest High School
Cameron Collier, Northeast High School
Kansas Crean, East Lake High School
Destiny Deese, Lakeland Christian School
Vincent Demarinis, Tampa Catholic High School
Elizabeth Eudaly, Plant High School
Charles Fields, Wesley Chapel High School
Knox Gibson, Lakeland Christian High School
Kyle Hamilton, Plant City High School
Rose Haneke, Berkeley Preparatory School
Kailey Harrigan, Bloomingdale High School
Madison Hill, Trinity Catholic High School
Cynthia Hinderscheid, Gaither High School
Michelle Jayaraj, King High School
Nathan Jones, Wiregrass Ranch High School
Madison Kachurak, Fivay High School
Sarah Lowery, Southeast High School
Makenzy Martin, Berkeley Preparatory School
Amanda Moore, Gulf High School
April Motes, Lennard High School
Jahbari Newton, Sickles High School
Kaitlyn Patterson, Robinson High School
Kelsey Pemberton, Seminole Senior High School
James Quint, Lakeland Christian School
Kristen Rifenberg, Windermere High School
Morgan Robertson, Bloomingdale Senior High School
Jasmyn Robinson, Wharton High School
Adam Rowan, King High School
Kaden Steffen, Southeast High School
Joseph Strickland, Robinson High School
Jimmy Surin Sunlake, High School
William Sweeney, Newsome High School
Anthony Torres, Leto High School
Jake Turner, Armwood High School
Anavi Uppal, Windermere Preparatory School
Reagan Weiss, Plant High School
Alexa Westmoreland, Alonso High School
Gabriella Williams, All Saints Academy
Zharia Wilson Wesley, Chapel High School

PCA nationally received over 3,000 applications for Triple-Impact Competitor scholarships from the Class of 2020. The PCA-Tampa Bay finalists will be interviewed by members of a selection committee, an experience that in-and-of-itself helps prepare the candidates for life beyond their sports endeavors. Scholarship winners will be named at a Tampa Bay Rays game in the 2020 season.

About Sagicor Life Insurance Company

Sagicor Life Insurance Company (Sagicor) is a full-service life insurance company that is licensed in 45 states, plus the District of Columbia. Sagicor is rated “A-” (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company (4thbest out of 16 possible ratings).

Sagicor is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sagicor Financial Corporation Limited (SFC). Founded in 1840, it is one of the oldest insurance groups in the Americas, with operations in 22 countries mainly in the United States, Central America, and the Caribbean. Sagicor is committed to offering customers world-class service with integrity and value.

Contact for Sagicor Life Insurance Company: 
Katie Owens 
Assistant Vice President of Corporate Communications
813-287-1602 ext. 6205
katie_owens@sagicor.com

About Positive Coaching Alliance and PCA-Tampa Bay:

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) develops BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE through workshops and resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes. When sports are done right, sports teach. PCA ensures sports are ‘done right’ with programming that is research-based and designed to have impact at three levels in a youth sports organization or school:

  • YOUTH experience improved life skills and character development.
  • COACHES become more positive and increase their focus on using sports to teach life lessons.
  • YOUTH SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS AND SCHOOLS see their cultures become more positive and everyone involved has more fun.


Since 1998, PCA has reached thousands of organizations around the country, and affected millions of youth athletes. As a nationwide non-profit with 18 chapters, PCA has partnered with roughly 3,500 schools and youth sports organizations nationwide to deliver more than 20,000 live group workshops, reaching 19.2 million youth in 20 years of work. In addition to PCA’s live workshops, PCA also offers online courses and has over 2,000 multimedia tips and tools for coaches, parents, athletes, and leaders available free of charge on PCADevZone.org.

PCA-Tampa Bay launched in 2014 with financial support from the Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Triad Foundation and a Chapter Board comprised of sports, business and civic leaders from throughout the Tampa Bay community. The local chapter makes a positive impact on student-athletes through strong relationships with the largest public school systems in the Tampa Bay region.

Through the years, PCA’s work has been recognized on a national stage. For 2 years, PCA was the nonprofit partner for FOX Sports Supports, earning free airtime during coverage of Super Bowl XLI.
Each year, PCA selects only 50 coaches out of thousands of nominations from across the US with the National Double-Goal Coach® Award, presented by TeamSnap. These coaches are recognized at PCA’s annual benefit, the National Youth Sports Awards & Benefit. In 2019, the first-ever Coach Grand-Prize Winner was also honored on ABC’s Good Morning America as a ‘Hometown Hero.’

Finally, PCA gains support from a National Advisory Board, including National Spokesperson and 11-time NBA Champion Coach Phil Jackson, and many other top coaches, athletes, organization leaders and academics who share PCA’s mission. PCA is proud to partner with the Boys & Girls Club, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball and over 35 professional teams across the United States.

For more information, contact PCA-Tampa Bay:
Mason Cathey Brady
P: 352-514-2797 
E: mason_cathey@positivecoach.org

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