Scholar Athlete: Javarrius Liddell

When Javarrius Liddell takes the baseball field, he says it’s like being in his own world.

“I’m in game mode,” Liddell said. “I’m focused, I stay determined, and I just do the best I can.”

Liddell is a senior on the Carver baseball team and an outfielder for the tigers who has spent the season setting an example.

“He’s one of those players who’s one in a million,” said coach Dave Pollard. “You want all your teams to have a guy like him. He’s a great leader, he does just as well in the classroom as he does on the field. He’s heavy into the books and I wish we had more players like him.”

Liddell carries a 3.875 GPA and is involved in the Future Business Leaders of America, the multi-cultural club, and the National Honor Society.. clubs that have taught him skills he can use on a daily basis.

“It’s helped me maintain my grades, stay on task, and also become a better leader and a better person,” he said.

But it’s not just those clubs that have helped Liddell succeed as a student athlete. He credits a lot to his parents who have encouraged him to remain positive and to always reach for your dreams.

“They’ve stood by my side through the thick and thin and they’ve also taught me that no matter what, to stay focused and never give up on my grades.”

Which has helped Liddell become who he is today, a scholar athlete who’s excited for the future. After graduation, Liddell will be attending college and is planning on majoring in electrical engineering.  It’s a bright future for someone who’s proud to be a scholar athlete.

“It’s a blessing and to be a scholar athlete, it means that you do what you have to do on the field and also in the classroom as well,” Liddell said.

If you’re an area coach or Athletic Director and would like to nominate an athlete for our weekly segment, you can e-mail Jenna Callari at jcallari@wltz.com.