Multiple Teams · Boys Athlete of the Month – November 2016

Male Student Athlete: Garret Buttars

I would like to nominate Garret Buttars for athlete of the month. He is one of the boy’s captain and a natural leader. Garret is a true student athlete. He maintains high GPA as he practices morning and night in the pool and the weight room. He has worked hard and has risen to be one of the top boys on the team. He has the boy’s top time in the 50 free and the 100 breast stroke. He is ranked 24th in the state in his 50 free and 14th in the state in the 100 Breast stroke. Garret leads the team daily in team stretches and strength training exercise at the beginning of practice and never stops working during swimming sets. Garret is a joy to coach and works hard at anything he does.

Coach Danny Esplin
Head Swim Coach

As Coach Esplin mentioned Garret is the poster boy of what we are looking for in a Student Athlete!  He has taken virtually every AP and college class and still maintained a 3.981 GPA then add to that his 31 ACT score and you can see he is not only very smart but he works incredibly hard.   When you look at all the time he spends perfecting his sport you can see why Garret is such a perfect candidate for this award.  I have watched  Garret for 3 years now coming to the school at 5:30 in  the morning to get stronger in the weight room.  Then add to that all the time he obviously spends in his demanding class load, not to mention all the time he spends in the pool, taking care of family obligations and his church obligations.   I get exhausted just thinking about it!  Garret is a very respectful person who shows respect to his teachers, coaches, classmates and everyone he comes in contact with!

I have really enjoyed watching him swim as I watch him transform from this quiet unassuming student to this fierce competitor!  There is no question we will see Garret in the near and distant future doing many amazing things!  Best of luck Garret in all your future endeavors!

Van Park
Athletic Director

Mom –Sandy Buttars
Dad – Rhet Buttars

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