Who’s your pick for the Red Elephant’s August Athlete of the Month? Read about the accomplishments of the four nominees in the month of August, and then submit your vote in the poll below. The winner will be revealed Friday at 3:30 p.m., and featured on the Gainesville Red Elephant Athletics website.
Gainesville cross country’s Ashley Thompson ran for two individual wins in helping the girls’ team to two second-place finishes in the Kosh Classic at The Westminster School and Wildcat Country Season Opener at Apalachee respectively.
The Volleyphants’ Ansley Turner helped her team to a 15-2 August record with 109 kills, 20 aces, and 86 digs.
Big Red softball’s Sarah Barrett had a .459 batting average for the month of August while amassing 13 singles, two doubles, one triple, and a grand slam. Barrett, who plays shortstop, also managed a .943 fielding percentage in the first month of her senior season.
Gainesville quarterback Gionni Williams led the Red Elephants to a 1-1 record in August while rushing for 196 yards on 36 carries (5.4 yards per carry), and throwing for 136 yards and three touchdowns.
Who you got Big Red Nation?