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Andy Craver Determination Award Goes GCY's Katie Fritz!

Andy Craver Determination Award Goes GCY's Katie Fritz!

Congratulations to GCY's Katie Fritz won one of NC Swimming's most prestigious awards, the Andy Craver Determination Award!  Katie was recognized for an outstanding 2017-2018 Season highlighted by a NC High School Regional Championship Swim in the 50 Free, a 3rd Place finish at NC High School States, and her first YMCA National time standard, allas a 9th grader and all after a difficult battle/surgery with scoliosis after her 8th grade year!

Andy Craver was a member of the Winston-Salem YMCA (WSY) swim team prior to his tragic death in January of 1990. His hard work, effort, and determination resulted in a Top 16 time in the 100 Fly. Andy is remembered fondly by all those who knew him, especially the many friends he made while participating in the sport of swimming. As a testimony to Andy’s exemplary attitude toward swimming, the TYDE swim team, (formerly WSY), through North Carolina Swimming, gives an award each year that bears his name,
the Andy Craver Determination Award.

Award Criteria
The purpose of this award is to recognize a NCS male or female age group swimmer who during the previous short or long course season, in the opinion of the selection committee, best demonstrated determination and dedication to the sport of swimming by:
· Overcoming personal and/or physical obstacles, and thus providing a positive example;
· Demonstrating a positive work ethic and a high level of self-motivation; and
· Demonstrating a positive attitude toward peers, coaches, and swimming in general. 

Katie's story is very powerful here, we've provided a link in case you'd like to read it:

Katie's Story

Several other GCY swimmers were also recognized this weekend, here are those swimmers:

  • USA Swimming Scholastic All-American:
    • McKenzie Campbell
  • USA Swimming National Top 10 Performance:
    • Women's 15-16 200 Free Relay: Emily Ally, Alexandra White, McKenzie Campbell, Omega Pinnix
  • NC All-Stars:
    • ​Robert Tars
    • Harris Abernathy
    • Ellie Hunt
    • David Masneri
    • Dax Harris
  • NC Top 5 (Short course is first then long course):
    • ​Abernathy, Harris 
    • Masneri, David
    • Rock, Noah 
    • Sharpe, Sterling 
    • Tars, Robert 
    • Campbell, Mckenzie
    • Abernathy, Harris 10 & under LC
    • Hunt, Ellie 11-12 LC
    • Hunt, Gracie 11-12 LC
    • Masneri, David 11-12 LC
    • Harris, Dax 13-14 LC
    • Tars, Robert 13-14 LC
    • Wilson, Peyton 13-14 LC
    • Campbell, Mckenzie 17-18 LC
    • McGonigal, Maeren 11-12 LC 
  • IMX Camp Invitees (click here for sign-up details):
    • Hadley Osborne
    • David Masneri
    • Dax Harris
    • Walker Lin

Here are the complete lists from NC Swimming, if you see any mistakes let me know: