Bundy, Brian honored as top prep athletes
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Pitcher Dylan Bundy of Oklahoma and soccer player Morgan Brian from Georgia were honored as the national prep athletes of the year Tuesday.
Bundy, who was selected fourth overall by Baltimore in June's major league draft, became the first baseball player to win the award in nine years. Brian was the first soccer player.
Bundy went 11-0 with a 0.20 ERA and 158 strikeouts in 71 innings for Owasso High.
Brian scored 71 goals with 30 assists for Frederica Academy in St. Simons, Ga. She led team to 17-2-1 record and fourth straight Georgia Independent School Association Class AA state title. Brian has signed with Virginia.
Bundy and Brian were among 12 finalists nominated based on athletic achievement, academic excellence and exemplary character.
Past winners include NBA stars LeBron James, Dwight Howard, track and field Olympian Allyson Felix and WNBA star Candace Parker.
The awards are sponsored by Gatorade.