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Mason Athletic Department Gives Inaugural “Champions of Character” Awards

The winners of the inaugural Champions of Character awards with the Falls Church City School Board. (Photo: Courtesy of FCCPS Communications)
The winners of the inaugural Champions of Character awards (except for Michaela Albright, who was absent for a basketball game) with the Falls Church City School Board. (Photo: Courtesy of FCCPS Communications)

Seven George Mason High School student-athletes were named Falls Church City Public Schools’ first ever “Champions of Character” at Tuesday’s School Board meeting. The new awards being given out by Mason’s athletic department recognizes Mustang student-athletes who “represent the Mason Spirit through exceptional character,” said Mason assistant athletic director Julie Bravin in a statement announcing the new award.

The winners of the inaugural Champions of Character awards are: Michaela Albright (volleyball), Callie Gaskins (field hockey), Jonathan Gilmour (boys cross-country), Davis Hagigh (football), Natali Maher (cheer), Blaise Sevier (girls cross-country) and Danny Schlitt (golf).

Mason’s athletic department and coaches worked together to create the Champion of Character award, which is named and based off the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics award of the same name. The five characteristics athletes who win the award must have shown over their season are integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and leadership.

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