VTCA Scholarship Winners Announced!

VTCA Press Release: Standout Athletes Awarded VTCA Scholarships

Earlier this month, the Virginia Track Coaches Association (VTCA) announced the recipients of its second annual VTCA scholarship. In total, four worthy senior track and field athletes stood out from an impressive applicant pool. The top winner in each gender received a $1000 scholarship, while the runner-up in each gender won a $500 scholarship. Here are this year's winners:

Girls' Scholarships

$1000 Recipient- Mary Milby

High School: Spotswood

College She Will Be Attending: James Madison University

Academic Accomplishments: 4.2 Cumulative GPA; Member of the Science Club, National Honor Society, and Latin Club

Athletic Accomplishments: 2020 VHSL Class 3 Indoor Track State Champion in the 1000 Meters (3:00.81); 2019 VHSL Class 3 Indoor Track State Champion in the 500 Meters (1:18.67); Outdoor Track PRs of 1:00.14 for 400 meters and 2:18.50 for 800 meters; will be running XC and Track for the Dukes.

$500 Recipient- Jenna Kirkland

High School: West Point

College She Will Be Attending: Virginia Military Institute

Academic Accomplishments: Graduated with a 4.12 Cumulative GPA

Athletic Accomplishments: 2019 VHSL Class 1 Outdoor Track State Champion in the Discus (130-0); Three-time Regional Champion in the Discus; Personal bests of 135-4 for the Discus, 38-4 for the shot put, and 83 feet for the javelin; Will throw in college for the Keydets

Boys' Scholarships

$1000 Recipient- Stuart Terrill

High School: Western Albemarle

College He Will Be Attending: University of Richmond

Academic Accomplishments: 4.54 Cumulative GPA

Athletic Accomplishments: Five time All-State standout in VHSL Class 3 (1600/3200); 3rd place finish in the 2019 VHSL Class 3 State XC Championships; Personal best times of 4:27.05 for 1600 meters, 9:41.81 for 3200 meters, and 15:39.10 for 5000 meters in XC; Will run for the Spiders in the fall

$500 Recipient- David Homere

High School- Osbourn Park

College He Will Be Attending: Virginia Tech

Academic Accomplishments: Obtained a 3.26 Cumulative GPA while taking several AP courses

Athletic Accomplishments: Member of the 2019 VHSL Class 6 Outdoor State Champion 4 X 100 meter relay team; Personal bests of 11.39 in the 100 meters, 23.06 in the 200 meters, and 50.00 in the 400 meters; Will continue his track career next year with the Hokies

Congratulations to these young men and women on their high school achievements! We wish them the best of luck with their college careers!

About the VTCA

The mission of the Virginia Track Coaches Association (VTCA) is "to provide opportunities for high school track and field/cross country coaches and athletes in the state of Virginia." The events and offerings of the VTCA include a fall cross country invitational, an indoor track invitational in the winter, plans for a future outdoor track invitational in the spring, a scholarship for graduating senior athletes, and a coaches clinic in the summer. For more information on the VTCA and how to become a member school, please visit our website at vtca.online.