Final thank you to Celene Morris, Angel Martinez

The Rockford Sports Coalition would like to thank Celene Morris of Guilford and Angel Martinez Auburn for their historic high school careers.

Back on May 21 at the Coronado Theater, Morris and Martinez were named the male and female Academic All-Stars for 2017-2018.

Morris was a three-time All-NIC-10 volleyball player, including MVP as a junior, when she led Guilford to its first conference title in 20 years. She signed a full scholarship to play volleyball at NCAA Division 1 North Carolina Central University. She finished with a 3.9 GPA, which ranked in the top 20 out of 336 students at Guilford.

Martinez has won six national boxing championships since 2014, including a 2017 Golden Gloves title. He has been a member of USA Boxing for eight years and is the No. 1 ranked amateur flyweight in the United States, making him a favorite to make the 2020 U.S. Olympic boxing team. In the classroom, Martinez was a member of the National Honors Society, finishing with a 3.9 grade point average.

Posted on 06.14.18