’Hooch awards special honors for multiple sport athletes

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JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – New this year, Chattahoochee High School is honoring athletes who have earned at least four or more varsity letters in multiple sports including the award for Chattahoochee’s Ultimate Letterman.

By lettering in a variety of sports for multiple years, CHS Athletic Director Milo Mathis said athletes have shown “an unselfish willingness for participation and a pride in and dedication to Chattahoochee High School.”

Excelling in multiple sports has a lasting impact on the school and teams, he said, and the new awards recognize athletes for their “dedication and perseverance that has gone well beyond the normal standards for athletic lettering qualification.”

Three awards were created this year: Premier Letterman Award for athletes with four or more letters in multiple sports; Elite Letterman Award for athletes with six or more letters in multiple sports; and the Ultimate Letterman Award for athletes with 10 or more letters in multiple sports.

While 27 students were recognized in the first two categories, Claire Craddock was the only ’Hooch student to win the Ultimate Letterman Award. Craddock earned a total of 12 letters – four each in cross country, swim and track.

The other athletes honored include 14 Premier Letterman Award winners:

• Carrie Arnson, four swimming and one cross country

• Alexis Bush, two cheer, one gymnastics and one basketball cheer

• Erica Cook, two basketball cheer and two lacrosse

• Akilah Guzman, two track and two basketball

• Nora Hansen, four swimming and one cross country

• Jordan Hillman, two football and three lacrosse

• Sean Hoffman, one football and three wrestling

• Savannah Howard, three cross country and one track

• Caroline Jones, two football trainer, two basketball cheer and one soccer trainer

• Aysia Key, two track and two basketball

• Michaela Mason, two track and two basketball manager

• Adrian Salazar, three tennis and two wrestling

• Charity Starkes, two cross country, one track and two basketball

• Mickey Tomlinson, two football and three lacrosse