TMI runner on first lap of awards program

Falon Little, a junior at TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas, has been named a semifinalist in the 24th Annual Christian Athlete of the Year Awards for Texas. There are 75 female and 75 male semifinalists chosen from more than 4,500 applicants.Students are nominated by their schools’ coaches, teachers or athletic directors. Semifinalists were selected based upon their commitment to excellence in athletics, academics and demonstrated integrity in their Christian faith.

At TMI, Little is a cross-country runner, a member of the National Honor Society, a company first sergeant in the Texas Military Institute Corps of Cadets (JROTC) and a bagpiper in the Corps’ Pipe and Drum Band.

“Few work harder to be their best, as evidenced by her constant improvement of personal records,” says TMI Cross-country Assistant Coach Jonathan Wagschul. “Falon sets a superb example for others on the team. She is extremely respectful of her coaches and supportive of her teammates, in particular the less experienced runners who benefit greatly from her influence.”

The Christian Athlete of the Year Award will be given to one male and one female student March 18, 2013, at a banquet in the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Marriott North.

The award is presented by Lay Witnesses for Christ International, an outreach organization that also sponsors the Right Track Drug, Alcohol and Violence Prevention assembly programs presented by world-class athletes.