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Every year since the inception of College Promoters in 1997, one male and one female athlete have been selected to receive our "Athlete of the Year" award. They are chosen based on their outstanding athletic performance, achievements in the classroom, hardwork and dedication all throughout the recruiting process with us and for their college scholarship opportunities.

(Take a look at the charts of the recipients and some pictures of the winners below)
Male Athletes of the Year

Name High School Sport University Year
Brett Tearney Clark H.S. Baseball Trinity University 1997
Ben Fortune Cole H.S. Tennis The Citadel 1998
Casey Keck Clark H.S. Football Texas Tech Univ. 1999
Scott Hall Clemens H.S. Football University of North Texas 2000
Tommy Harrison MacArthur H.S. Football University of North Texas 2001
Ted Marley Churchill H.S. Wrestling U.S. Naval Academy 2002
Zane Tomlin Clark H.S. Football University of Missouri 2003
Chase Clement Alamo Heights H.S. Football Rice University 2004
Jarrell Wilkerson Clark H.S. Football University of Texas 2005
Ben Davis Boerne H.S. Football Texas Tech University 2006
Ian Harris Churchill H.S. Football University of Texas 2007
Tommy Parsons Smithson Valley H.S. Football LSU 2008
Jarek Lancaster O'Connor H.S. Football Stanford University 2009
Jamal Johnson Madison H.S. Basketball Cal Poly Tech 2010
Reinier Strobos New Braunfels Canyon H.S. Basketball M.I.T. 2011
Garrett Gandy Boerne-Champion H.S. Football U.S. Naval Academy 2012
Galen McAllister Madison H.S. Football Yale University 2013
Matt Moen Steele H.S. Football University of Nevada 2014
Dalton Banks Alamo Heights H.S. Football Cornell University 2015
Jordan Burns Marshall H.S. Basketball Colgate University 2016
Daniel Budke Katy Taylor H.S. Baseball Pepperdine University 2017
Alex Brown Johnson H.S. Football Vanderbilt University 2018
Brannon Brown O'Connor H.S. Football Texas Christian University 2019
Female Athletes of the Year

Name High School Sport University Year
Tiffany Garrett Cole H.S. Basketball University of Tampa 1997
Adeanah Pierce Brackenridge H.S. Basketball Univ. of Southern Mississippi 1998
Kelly McCarter Kerrville Tivy H.S. Volleyball University of Arkansas 1999
Erin Griffin Clark H.S. Basketball St. Mary's University 2000
Shannon Brown Clark H.S. Volleyball TCU 2001
Lisa Palmer Churchill H.S. Volleyball Cumberland University 2002
Shana Casteel Center Point H.S. Volleyball Tarleton State University 2003
Annette Uzoh Warren H.S. Track & Field University of Memphis 2004
Christina Mueller Antonian Prep H.S. Track & Field SMU 2005
Margo Hurdt O'Connor H.S. Softball Texas A&M @ Corpus Christi 2006
Michelle Uzoh Warren H.S. Volleyball Univ. of Alabama-Birmingham 2007
Kia Wansley Warren H.S. Track & Field University of Kentucky 2008
Jasmine Kent Randolph H.S. Track & Field Georgia Tech 2009
Madeline Hurdt Boerne-Champion H.S. Track & Field Ohio State University 2010
Cassie Carroll Dripping Springs H.S. Softball Texas A&M @ Corpus Christi 2011
Caitlin Callihan O'Connor H.S. Volleyball Johns Hopkins University 2012
Rafae Strobos New Braunfels Canyon H.S. Volleyball Northwestern University 2013
Rachel Gurinsky Churchill H.S. Soccer St. Mary's University 2014
McKinlee Boss Smithson Valley H.S. Volleyball West Point 2015
Monique Terry Brennan H.S. Basketball San Diego State University 2016
Katie McKie Vista Ridge H.S. Basketball UMass Lowell 2017
Maylin Garrett Antonian Prep H.S. Volleyball University of Arkansas 2018
Karli Salazar O'Connor H.S. Soccer University of the Incarnate Word 2019

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- 2016 CPUSA Athletes of the Year -
In the pic to the left, Jordan Burns is seen standing proudly in our San Antonio office alongside College Promoters USA President, Greg Smith, as our recently named 2016 Male Athlete of the Year. A star point guard from Marshall H.S. in San Antonio, Jordan will be heading out to play D1 basketball and attending a top notch academic program at the well respected Colgate University up in Hamilton, NY (just east of Syracuse) where he's earned a full-ride basketball scholarship. Jordan was also our 2,700th enrollee into the CPUSA system when he entered back in 2014, and through our time together we built an amazing relationship with Jordan and his family. (Particularly his mom, Arenda, who was named our 2016 Parent of the Year as well!) The future is definitely bright for this young man and we can't wait to see him balling on the hardwood on ESPN very soon! We're rooting for you Jordan & GO RAIDERS! 

On the right, 6'2" McDonald's All-American nominee, Monique Terry from Brennan H.S., points to San Diego State University on our "Are U Committed" wall after being named the College Promoters USA 2016 Female Athlete of the Year. Heading out to California to the Mountain West Conference on fullride basketball scholarship at SDSU, Monique is our first ever girl's basketball student-athlete to be a McDonald's All-American nominee and also the first to be an official "ESPN W" ranked 3-star recruit with her 89 overall scouts grade. We are so proud to have been apart of Monique's journey and cannot wait to see her continue to excel on and off the court as she currently intends to be a Geological Sciences major at SDSU while dominating that west coast D1 basketball scene. Go gettem Monique and GO AZTECS!

- 2015 CPUSA Athletes of the Year -
Seen on the left, Dalton Banks stands proudly in our San Antonio office as our recently named 2015 Male Athlete of the Year. A standout quarterback at Alamo Heights in his high school career, Dalton will be attending prestigious Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, where he'll be fighting for the starting QB spot as a true freshman this fall for the Big Red! Congrats to Dalton on his great HS career in the classroom and on the field for the Mules! All of us here at CPUSA will be eagerly following your college future, as our 2nd Ivy League QB to recently come out of the College Promoters stable! GO BIG RED!!!

On the right, College Promoters President, Greg Smith, and our 2015 Female Athlete of the Year, McKinlee Boss, proudly flank her West Point banner in our CPUSA office this spring after she was awarded her volleyball appointment to the U.S. States Military Academy. Our 1st female athlete to receive an athletic appointment to West Point in our previous 19 graduating classes, McKinlee is already enrolled in West Point this summer and well on her way of adjusting to life at the Academy as a young officer candidate/ front-row volleyballer. We couldn't be prouder of you, McKinlee, and all of us will be following you and your progress closely! Best of luck to you and keep up your hard work. You deserve all of your success! 

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- 2014 CPUSA Athletes of the Year -
Seen in the pic on the left, 2014 Steele H.S. grad, Matt Moen, stands in our office along side his dad, David, after being named our Male Athlete of the Year. Signing his letter of intent with the University of Nevada last February after an impressive high school football career for the Steele Knights, Matt plans on studying medicine in college. Thank you David and Jill for intrusting both your son and daughter with us in the last 4 years and we'll look forward to #3 next year! Go Wolfpack!!!

On the right, highly decorated from her high school and club soccer years, Rachael Gurinsky is all smiles as she stands in our office holding her winning hardware, after being named our 2014 Female Athlete of the Year. The 2nd Gurinsky family member to find a college soccer scholarship thanks to College Promoters professional marketing, Rachel will stay right here in San Antonio for her college education, attending St. Mary's University on a women's soccer scholarship. Our congratulations goes out to Rachel, her dad Charlie and mom Rhonda, for their successful 4 year journey with us in another family member 's college quest as a talented soccer player from Churchill H.S.

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- 2013 CPUSA Athletes of the Year -
Seen in the pic on the left, Madison HS running back Galen McAllister stands proudly with the CP guys after being named our 2013 Male Athlete of the Year. Heading to Yale University on a football/academic scholarship, Galen is the first Yale placement in our company's 17 year history. Best of luck to you, Galen, and all of us at College Promoters will be following your Ivy League Bulldog career!

On the right, All-Stater Rafae Strobos points to Northwestern University in our photo after being named the College Promoters 2013 Female Athlete of the Year. Heading to Big 10 country on a fullride volleyball scholarship this fall, Rafae is our first athlete to follow in an older brother's footsteps, with both siblings being named CP Athletes of the Year.

- 2012 CPUSA Athletes of the Year -
In the photo on the left, parents Geff and Nanci Gandy stand proudly with their son Garrett in front of Doug's CP Male Athlete of the Year board after learning their son has been named our 2012 top male performer. Heading to Annapolis next fall to attend the U.S. Naval Academy on a football appointment, Garrett is the 2nd CP Male Athlete of the Year in 16 years to win our highly competitive award and be headed to this prestigious Academy.

Seen on the right, Caitlin Callihan is all smiles in our office after learning she has been selected as our 2012 CP Female Athlete of the Year. A very deserving winner of this year's top girl's award, Caitlin is headed to Johns Hopkins University on a near full ride volleyball/academic scholarship in the fall. Congrats to the entire Callihan family!

- 2011 CPUSA Athletes of the Year -
In the photo on the left, Greg looks up to our 2011 Male Athlete of the Year, Reinier Strobos, before our 6'7" New Braunfels Canyon H.S. basketball standout heads off to M.I.T. for his freshman season next fall.

Seen on the right, 2011 Dripping Springs softball star, Cassie Carroll, stands proudly at her Corpus Christi A & M signing day party last spring, as she learns she's also been named College Promoters Female Athlete of the Year for the CP 2011 senior class.

- 2010 CPUSA Athletes of the Year -
Seen on the left, Doug, Sheri and Greg stand with 2010 CP Male Athlete of the Year recipient, Jamal Johnson, a Madison Maverick basketball standout. Jamal signed his D-1 basketball full ride scholarship with west coast power, Cal Poly Tech, last semester where he hopes to contribute to the varsity as a true freshman. Jamal played a key role as a point guard for the Mavs, helping lead them to a State Final 4 appearance.

On the right, John Hurdt and CP Female Athlete of the Year for the class of 2010, Madeline Hurdt from Boerne-Champion on signing day, February 3rd, 2010. Madeline signed with the Buckeyes of Ohio State University for her track scholarship as one of the top female shot putters in the country. The Hurdt family is our first College Promoters family to have 2 athletes receive Athlete of the Year honors.

- 2009 CPUSA Athletes of the Year -
Both athletes received D-1 scholarships to outstanding collegiate programs.

Seen on the left, Jarek Lancaster holds his CPOTX profile while sporting his college colors after being the first San Antonio H.S. player ever to receive a fullride football scholarship to Stanford University. A 2009 QB/LB grad out of O'Connor High School, look for Jarek to possibly see playing time on defense as a true freshman this fall at Stanford.

On the right is Jasmine Kent, 2A State Champ jumper from Randolph H.S. She stands proudly with her mother, Sybil. Jasmine was named our 2009 Female Athlete of the Year after receiving her offer to Georgia Tech as a track hurdler/jumper.

- 2008 CPUSA Athletes of the Year -
Both athletes received D-1 fullride scholarships to prestigious SEC schools.
On the left is LSU recruit Tommy Parsons out of the Smithson Valley High School football program.

Seen on the right is Warren High School track star Kia Wansley standing by her proud father, Allen. Kia received her fullride track scholarship to the University of Kentucky.