Scholar Athlete: Calvary Christian baseball player, Garrett McGlamory
For Garrett McGlamory of Calvary Christian, this bench in the Knights dugout was once his postseason hangout.
"I had broken my ankle back in last May playing baseball," he said. "It was basically the worst. I sat over there on that bench and just watched every single game wishing I was out there."
An injury that came at the worst time. No one wants to see their team compete for a state championship without them. But sitting out made McGlamory more motivated. He’s back on the field, determined to win a title.
"I wanted to get as well as I could and come back out here and just try my best," he said.
It seems to be paying off. The senior center fielder is hitting over .400 on the year and has more than 20 runs batted in. To be a leader like that on field is something he enjoys.
"I mean I always want to perform for the team and to get the win at the end of the day."
"He leads the team in runs scored, has set the table in our two spot all season long and has played great defense in center field," said head coach Steve Smith. "So he epitomizes what we look for in our baseball players at Calvary."
His future is bright. After graduating with a 4.0 GPA, McGlamory will attend Columbus State University. He plans to study exercise science and help athletes overcome injuries just like he did.
"Just the rehab process really inspired me to become a physical therapist and that’s what I want to do."