The awards keep rolling in for Etowah senior Savannah Bray.
On Monday, The Gatorade Company announced Bray as the 2019-20 Gatorade Georgia Volleyball Player of the Year. The prestigious award recognizes Bray as the best volleyball player in the state while also taking into account ‘high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field.’
“It’s such an honor to receive this award,” Bray said. “I knew they were selecting very soon but I wasn’t checking daily.”
Bray finished her high school career as one of the best volleyball players to ever play in the state of Georgia. In her high school career, Bray amassed a state-record 2,304 kills and a team-record 2,314 digs. Her 734 kills this season led the state and she helped lead Etowah to the Final Four in AAAAAAA.
She was named Cherokee Tribune Player of the Year for the second consecutive season this fall along with being named the AAAAAAA Player of the Year, PrepVolleyball.com Georgia Player of the Year, and the Georgia Volleyball Coaches Association Player of the Year.
Bray will now be eligible for the Gatorade National Volleyball Player of the Year which will be announced later this month. She plans on attending the United State Military Academy after graduation where she will also play volleyball.
Bray’s legacy will be set in stone with the retiring of her No. 3 jersey and she will likely be remembered as one of the most accomplished athletes to ever come out of Etowah.
“It’s just an incredible award to receive and I feel so blessed to be able to receive it for the state of Georgia,” Bray said. “This award has given me another reason to want to continue to work hard in the goal of preparing myself for college.”