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Morgan Peterson


Triple-Impact Competitor® Finalist, Class of 2016

Tampa Preparatory School
Tampa, FL

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Student Athlete Profile

Morgan Peterson is a golfer from Tampa Preparatory High School. She makes her presence known with her high expectations for her teammates.. People know me as ball of full of energy. I use this especially in golf to build up my teammates. I am captain of Tampa Prep’s girls’ varsity team for the second year now. I motivate the team before every match. By motivation, my team got better this year, and placed in the top 5 Hillsborough County teams. I am strict, and enforce expectations on my other teammates. This can be seen at practice where I don’t allow slackers because that hurts the other players who are working hard. I have helped various teammates out by taking out extra time on the weekend to train and play with them. It is here where I use my coaching abilities and use my previous experiences to help further their game.”

Morgan’s coach sees the hard work and discipline she puts into a difficult sport. “I have had the opportunity to coach Morgan Peterson for the past 4 years. During that time she has exemplified many attributes of a triple-impact competitor. Morgan has shown a determination to improve her skill level through instruction, practice and competition. She has competed in many events away from her school team (where I serve as her coach) not settling for just being part of a team for 2 months. She has devoted time to work on her game through individual practice sessions and instruction. Morgan has also made it a point to learn the Rules of Golf, helping her at the competitive level. Morgan has demonstrated to her fellow teammates at practice and in competition to focus on the task of competing all while encouraging.”

High School: Tampa Bay Preparatory High School, Tampa, FL

Favorite Team: University of Florida Football Gators 

Coach You Admire: Justin Sheehan

Favorite Athlete: Jordan Spieth 

Favorite Inspirational Sports Movie: The Legend of Bagger Vance

Favorite Quote From “Elevating Your Game” by Jim Thompson: ‘Being afraid of making a mistake is worse than making one. Let me say that another way. It is Better to make a mistake than to be afraid of making one.”

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