Colby Davis Chosen As FCA Christian Athlete Of The Year

Monday, June 29, 2020

Ooltewah High School’s Colby Davis was named the Chattanooga Area FCA Christian Athlete of the Year at the ministry’s annual Day of Champions on Sunday afternoon.  Davis played baseball for the Owls and was a tremendous leader for the schoo’ls FCA group.  The annual scholarship the ministry awards to its winner is now named the Gerald Sinkfield Memorial Scholarship.  Sinkfield and his wife Stephanie have been great friends and benefactors of FCA.  Gerald passed from this life to glory in March of this year after battling the effects of leukemia for over a decade.  Grace Academy’s Holley Fulghum who excelled in volleyball and basketball was the runner up and will also receive a scholarship.  Davis plans to attend Lee University and Fulghum - Liberty University in August.

In other awards presented at Day of Champions, East Ridge Volleyball Coach Hudson Hodges was named the Jim Sattler Leadership Award winner.  Coach Hodges has been heavily involved with FCA taking his team to FCA team volleyball camp for several years. Howard High football coach John Starr was presented the Legacy Builder Coaches Award.    Coach Starr and his wife have served the athletes and students at Howard admirably for the last several years including providing meals for many of his players and their families throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.  Silver Crest Baptist Church was awarded the FCA Church partner of the year for the outstanding support their pastor Randy Peterson has given to  FCA as a frequent chapel and event speaker. .   Hixson Middle School’s Brooke Watson was awarded the Judy Fowler Leadership Award as the top middle school leader in the FCA region.  UTC student and FCA Volunteer Madalyn Mills was given the Gerry Stephens Influence Award for her great work as a character coach with several sports teams at Ooltewah.

Candidates for 2020 FCA Christian Athlete of the Year:

Gracen Ford - Baylor                        

Chase Ellis – East Hamilton                         

Caroline Johnson – East Ridge

Meg Priest-GPS                               

Holley Fulghum – Grace Baptist                 

Gabe Rains – Lookout Valley

William Cady – McCallie               

Alex Moore – Marion Countyy                   

Colby Davis – Ooltewah

Shannon Ledford – Red Bank       

Hannah Deakins- Rhea County          

Emma Bradford – Sequatchie County       

Jarett Clift –Silverdale Baptist   

 Katie Hamby – Soddy Daisy                        

Zora Thomas – Tyner Academy


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