The PCA Blog

PCA Updates

PCA - Tampa Bay Announces Recipients of its Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Awards for the Class of 2023


Congratulations to PCA’s local scholarship recipients who embody the Triple-Impact Competitor model of making themselves, their teammates, and their sport better!

Tampa -- Positive Coaching Alliance - Tampa Bay, the local chapter of the national non-profit Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) that develops “Better Athletes, Better People” through youth and high school sports, has named its winners for the Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship Awards from the high school Class of 2023.

PCA – Tampa Bay’s staff, local mentors, and scholarship committee connected with this year’s Finalists multiple times this fall.  Through networking and mentoring events held on Zoom and in-person at Amalie Arena, PCA was able to meet scholarship Finalists and students had opportunities to meet with others that share similar values of hard work, respect for opponents, and the importance of teamwork. “I really enjoyed the [mentoring] event and taking a step out of my comfort zone. The PCA program has taught me so much including the importance of humility in leadership, and I am so grateful,” said Rebekah Miller, recipient from Sunlake High School in Pasco County.

“The fact that [mentors] were able to share [their] own experience with us from a standpoint of having once been in our shoes demonstrates the real-world applicability of our discussions, both inside and outside of the realm of sports. I am happy to say that I walked away from the [mentoring] ready to be a better teammate, leader, and person. I am not exaggerating when I say that the interactions I have had with PCA have already been life changing,” said Blake Bole, recipient from Newsome High School in Hillsborough County.

PCA recognizes and awards select student-athletes who demonstrate a positive impact in sports on three levels: by making themselves, their teammates, and their sport better.  Winners will continue their participation in the year-long program gaining additional networking skills from business leaders and mentors, connecting with our Board members, and having the chance to highlight their schools and club athletic teams through various media outlets.

Scholarship winners will receive a $2,000 check in the Spring of 2023 if they have submitted a W-9 and college letter of acceptance. PCA reserves the right to rescind the award in the event an award winner acts in a manner inconsistent with the principles of PCA.

Meet PCA – Tampa Bay’s Class of 2023 Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Recipients

  • Bhavya Bansal, Middleton High School
  • Hannah Beatty, Land O’ Lakes High School
  • Blake Bole, Newsome High School
  • Jakson Bozied, Alonso High School
  • Christyan Chazares, Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School
  • Sophia Creneti, Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School
  • Hyatt Criser, H. B. Plant High School
  • Devin Daughtry, Osceola Fundamental High School
  • Ryan Elfring, Forest High School
  • Maiyah Hall, Tampa Preparatory School
  • Lily Harrington, Lakeland Christian School
  • Kirin Karver, Berkeley Preparatory School
  • Casey Kemp, T. R. Robinson High School
  • Eryn Klaus, Alonso High School
  • Kyra Knapp, Bloomingdale High School
  • Julianna Michael, J. W. Mitchell High School
  • Rebekah Miller, Sunlake High School
  • Valerie Montenegro, Clearwater Central Catholic High School
  • Sammy Randle III, Lennard High School
  • Tanner Rollyson, Plant City High School
  • Morgaen Stewart, Wiregrass Ranch High School
  • Lauryn Tanner, Leto Collegiate Academy
  • Maria Zervas, Anclote High School

About PCA - Tampa Bay

Our mission is to transform the youth and high school sports culture into an environment where everyone - including coaches, parents, and athletes -  has access to a positive, character-building experience. To do this, we partner with community leaders and organizations to deliver workshops and programs and we support everyone with the tools and resources they need in their roles.

Stay connected