SINCE 1992 THE ALLIANCE HAS PRESENTED THE WATKINS AWARD TO PROMOTE ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AMONG YOUNG AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALES.
HONORING ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
african american scholar - athletes receive top honors
Jordan Hall, Fredericksburg, VA, IMG Academy – 3.7 GPA: High Honor Roll, Volunteer for Youth Football Camps, Head Youth Football Coach, Established His Own Scholarship for Local Youth, Student Ambassador, Serves on the Student-Athlete Counsel, 3 Year Captain of the IMG Football Team, #4 Linebacker in the Nation, 2022 Butkus Award Watchlist, and Under Armour All American
Jeremiyah Love, St Louis, MO, Christian Brothers College High School – 4.0 GPA: National Honors Society, Academic All American, CBC High School Mentor, CBC Leadership program, Volunteer for Ethical Society of Police, Volunteer for the Homeless, 100 Meter State Champion, 2022 State Football Champion, 2023 State Football Champion, 1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-Metro, 1st Team All-State, MaxPreps Missouri Player of the Year, and Under Armour Football All American.
Tavorian Copeland, Appomattox, VA, Appomattox County High School – 3.96 GPA: National Honor Society, Honor Roll, Volunteer for Night to Shine, Volunteer for Storm Clean Up, Volunteer for Cleaning Up the World, Raider of the Year Award for Community Service and Leadership, Volunteer for Advanced Physical Education for Special Needs, Virginia State Silver Medal in Long & Triple Jump, First Team All-District, First Team All-Region, & Virginia First Team All-State Linebacker.
Nyckoles Harbor, Washington DC, Archbishop Carroll High School – 4.4 GPA: National Honor Society, Principal’s Honor Roll, School Student Ambassador, Volunteer for Generosity Global Community Service, Volunteer for Homes Lost by Fire, Washington Post All Metro Track, DC #1 All Time Sprinter, Ranked #1 in State, #1 Nationally in his position, AAU 100 Meter National Champion, USATF 100 Meter National Champion, AAU 200 Meter National Champion, USATF 200 Meter National Champion, 29 National Sprinting Titles, 8 National Records, Gatorade DC Track and Field Player of the Year, Gatorade DC Football Player of the Year, #16 Recruit In The Nation, and Under Armour All American.
Diesel Gordon, Arlington, TX, Juan Seguin High School – 3.8 GPA: 4 Year Honor