Woodland Cardinals basketball guard Garret Reynolds received the Sportsmanship Award presented by Southeast SportsCare at the recent Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament. The award is presented to a player who not only displays success on the court, but also in the classroom and community.
Reynolds, a sophomore at Woodland High School in Marble Hill, Mo., has a 4.0 grade point average and is ranked first in his class of 56. Reynolds’ nomination cited his numerous extracurricular activities which include Future Business Leaders of America, Beta Club, Smokebusters, Pep Club and Bollinger County Food Bank volunteer. He is also active in his church, Marble Hill United Methodist.
His athletic awards include Cross County All Conference, All District and All Region 1 team; Woodland invitational All Tournament Team; All Stoddard County Baseball, Baseball Defensive Award; Most Valuable Player, Woodland JV Basketball; and Jackson American League Baseball Pitcher Award, Defensive Award and Charley Hustle Award.
Reynolds’ coach, Ryan Garnett, says “Garret is the epitome of the ideal student athlete. Active in the community and in school, Garret consistently gives maximum effort both on and off the court. He has demonstrated great character in all that he does. Whether he is reading his Bible before and after games, doing homework on the bus or volunteering in the community, Garret Reynolds is a young man with astounding character who is destined to do great things.”
Reynolds is the son of Pam and Scott Reynolds of Marble Hill.
Garret Reynolds drives toward the basket during a Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament game at the Show Me Center last month.
(Photo by Laura Simon / Southeast Missourian)