COLLLEGE STATION - Texas A&M incoming freshman Maddie Szeryk was named the National High School women’s golf Athlete of the Year, announced by the NHSCA.
Earlier this month Szeryk represented Canada at the Youth Olympic games, finishing 15th overall with a trio of 74s at the Zhongshan International Golf Club in Nanjing, China.
After finishing second once and third twice during her first three years of varsity competition, Allen High’s Maddie Szeryk captured the Texas Class 5A championship during the 2013-14 school year. Ranked #9 by the AJGA, the Texas A&M recruit, finished second as a sophomore and third as a junior and freshman. Szeryk shot 135 during the two-day tournament, which included a sizzling 65 on the final day of the tournament. Her gold medal performance also helped her school win the team title.
In May, Szeryk qualified for the LPGA’s North Texas Shootout where she shot back-to-back 74’s before not making the cut. She also won the AJGA’s Thunderbird International Junior Tournament. Szeryk is the first Texas girls’ golfer to be honored by the NHSCA.
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About the NHSCA
It’s the 15th year straight year the NHSCA has honored these achievers in the high school athletic community nationwide. This year’s recipients, selected in a total of 20 boys and girls sports, are from 14 different states. California and Texas top the list with three athletes being honored – Kentucky and New Jersey had two each. Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington each had one athlete honored. While these athletes represent a multitude of different backgrounds, they exhibit a common theme: a strong dedication to developing their skills and preparing themselves to become the productive leaders of tomorrow.
“The 20 young men and women we are honoring today represent the thousands of success stories produced in high school athletics,” NHSCA executive director Bob Ferraro Jr. said. “They have worked extremely hard to develop their skills and have become not just great athletes, but outstanding role models as well, and we are proud to be honoring them.” Each one of the honorees will be honored in the National High School Sports Hall of Fame Museum that the NHSCA is building.