JFWA Lady Knights Complete Almost Perfect Golf Season
The J. Frank White Academy (JFWA) Lady Knights golf season wrapped up on Friday, September 4, at Woodlake Country Club in Tazewell, Tennessee, with a first-place finish for the final match.
The season included first-place finishes in 7 matches and one second-place finish against Campbell County High School. Opponents included Bell County High School, Campbell County High School, Cumberland Gap High School, Grainger County High School, L & N STEM Academy, Lakeway Christian School, Oneida High School and Union County High School.
“I’m extremely proud of this team,” said Coach Jake Carver. “They have worked hard all year to improve, and I’m glad to see that hard work translate into success.”
The team is composed of senior Olivia Nichols, of Tazewell, Tennessee, and junior Jaymin Huddleston, of Harrogate, Tennessee.
“This season meant so much to me as a senior,” Nichols said. “I have been playing golf for a major part of my life and seeing my last season of high school golf was so bittersweet. My highlight this season has been obtaining my personal best scoring as well as a school best record for ladies golf this year.”
“My season highlight was when we beat a team who doubted us,” Huddleston said. “We showed them the true spirit of being a Knight, to fight even when the odds are against us and come out stronger.”
The Knights boys team included Daniel Gao, Austin Mayes, Cameron Muncy, Rusty Robards, and Ryan Saylor. This year’s team was led by Saylor and Gao.
“Gao has been a key contributor to our golf team for the past several years, so we will miss him next year,” Carver said. “Although they did not achieve any wins this year, we expect to see growth and success from the team in the coming years. I know they will continue to work hard to improve.”
The J. Frank White Academy is a private, college preparatory day school serving grades K-12, located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University. JFWA is fully accredited and STEM certified by Cognia, which is the first internationally recognized mark of quality for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) schools and programs, signaling the growing emphasis on STEM education by educators, politicians and business leaders around the world. For more information contact JFWA Director of Admissions Bernie Harrington at Bernard.Harrington@LMUnet.edu or apply online at JFWA.LMUnet.edu.