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 fifty (50) Tampa Bay Area student-athletes from the high school Class of 2021 as finalists for the Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Awards presented by Sagicor Life Insurance Company.
“We are especially thankful to again have Sagicor’s support,” said Mason Brady, Executive Director of PCA–Tampa Bay. “By continuing to partner with them, we are able to build our scholarship program year after year and that allows us to make it better for everyone involved.”
PCA aims to show student-athletes how to use their athletic platform to benefit others. Selected finalists participate in a year-long program, gaining professional skills by meeting with business leaders and mentors, completing phone, video and personal interviews, promoting their school or club athletic team, and giving back to their communities with volunteer service to parks and recreation centers.
“Sagicor has a long history of partnering with local organizations to enhance the lives of the people in the communities in which we operate,” said Bart Catmull, President of Sagicor Life Insurance Company. “PCA-Tampa Bay is no exception—the work they do embodies our vision, which is why we’re pleased to once again partner with them to sponsor the Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship program. With our highest applicant pool yet, the Class of 2021 has already demonstrated their resilience during a pandemic. And, I have no doubt that they will continue to rise to the occasion, paving the path as our future leaders. We’re honored to help these student-athletes across the Tampa Bay region grow as individuals, and I’m personally looking forward to getting to know them throughout the year.”
At least twenty-five (25) winners will be selected in the spring as recipients of the Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Award, and each has the opportunity to earn $2,000 towards college expenses.
Meet PCA–Tampa Bay’s Class of 2021 Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Finalists
Brooke Anderson, Lakewood Ranch High School
Marisa Armer, Manatee High School
Morgan Austrich, Plant High School
Jenessa Bailey, Academy of the Holy Names
Michael Barfield Jr., Saint Petersburg High
Hannah Barrios, Freedom High School
Andrew Bokelmann, Manatee High School
Blair Braddock, Robinson High School
Jayla Brooks, Osceola Fundamental High School
Amanda Coleman, Countryside High School
Kristen Davis, Real Life Christian Academy
Taylor Denney, Land O' Lakes High School
Sydni Dennis, Newsome High School
Andie Dolven, Windermere High School
Karsyn Dozark, King High School
Alexa Dusch, Mitchell High School
Nicholas Felice, Newsome High School
Alexis Fernandez, Land O' Lakes High School
Shivanie Ghansiam, Lakewood Ranch High School
Hui Xian Harmon, King High School
Zachary Harrigan, Steinbrenner High School
Frankee Hendricks, Seminole High School
Grant Hill, Braden River High School
Valerie Huber, Polk State Lakeland High School
Jazmine Jackson, Brooks DeBartolo High School
Erin Joyner, Seminole High School
Kelsey Kadlub, Pasco High School
Ojas Kalia, Middleton High School
Kylie Kanaar, Springstead High School
Katharine Kemp, Robinson High School
Kaylei Koschman, Wesley Chapel High School
Samuel McBride, Leto High School
Alexis Mulvihill, Steinbrenner High School
Kayla Mys, Wesley Chapel High School
Caroline Patterson, Plant High School
Jacob Pena, King High School
Nicholas Porcelli, Brooks DeBartolo High School
Hannah Recotta-Wheeler, Real Life Christian Academy
Brooke Reichmuth, Steinbrenner High School
Emma Rogers, Mitchell High School
Laurel Rogers, Apopka High School
Gabriel Rosales, Strawberry Crest High School
Camille Samuel, Tampa Preparatory School
Sydney Stout, Robinson High School
Maverick Strot, Braden River High School
Tieley Vaughn, Wharton High School
Shyanne Waller, Citrus High School
Connor White, Tampa Preparatory School
Amy Wotovich, Berkeley Preparatory School
Sarah Young, Canterbury School of Florida
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 (4th best out of 16 possible ratings), effective as of October 14, 2019.
Sagicor is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sagicor Financial Company Limited1 (SFCL), one of the oldest insurance groups in the Americas. SFCL operates in 21 countries, mainly in the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Sagicor is committed to offering customers world-class service with integrity and value.
1Sagicor Financial Company Limited is a separate entity and is not responsible for the insurer’s financial condition or contractual obligations.
Contact for Sagicor Life Insurance Company:
Assistant Vice President, Corporate Communications
813-287-1602 ext. 6205
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:
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