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     The WINGED FOOT SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARD is designed to recognize the top scholar athletes in Collier County’s high schools, public and private.

    The WINGED FOOT SCHOLARSHIP was created in the spirit of the Downtown Athletic Club’s Heisman Trophy.

    The program currently pays tribute to thirteen “Winged Foot Nominees” consisting of one senior scholar-athlete, selected by school officials, to represent each participating high school. In the week prior to the awards ceremony, each nominee will be featured in the Naples Daily News sports section. Heavy emphasis will be placed on academic and leadership achievements as well as athletic accomplishments.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    - Senior class member of high moral character.
    - Commitment to attend a fully accredited junior college, college or university.
    (Continuation in athletics not required)
    - Letter of recommendation from one coach.
    - Letter of recommendation from one teacher, other than a coach.
    - Cumulative grade point average through the first semester of senior year of at least 3.0.
    - Varsity letter earned in at least two FHSAA-sanctioned sports.


     As their school’s nominee
    , a transcript through the first semester of senior year.
    - As their school’s nominee, a personal interview with the Winged Foot Selection Committee.

    ADDITIONAL CRITERIA:
    - Consideration for Advanced Placement and Honors classes.
    - Officer in any student government or official club/organization recognized by the school.
    - Member of the National Honor Society or National Merit Scholarship Foundation.
    - Member of any honorary or service group within or exclusive of school.
    - Career varsity letters earned.
    - Seasonal Most Valuable Player (MVP), All-County, District and State selection.
    - Participant in a state meet, match or championship game in sports in which the athlete earned a varsity letter.
    - State champion.

    Nominees receive a $5,000 scholarship and a plaque. The winner receives a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500 per year for four years) and a Winged Foot trophy. Additionally, the winner’s name will be engraved on the original Winged Foot trophy and proudly displayed at Gallagher Insurance.

     All applications will be due to Coach Scott, our Activities Coordinator, before April 7, 2023

      Please allow sufficient time to acquire the required documents.

     Good luck and best wishes!

      Click on the link below for the Winged Foot application:

    Winged Foot Application 2023

    Reese Tremitiere will represent GCHS as our Winged Foot Nominee for 2022.  Reese was selected out of an elite group of student-athletes by our selection committee.  Reese is a four-year member of the GCHS varsity volleyball team and four-year varsity member of the GCHS girls basketball team!  Reese will be attending New York University to study law and play for the women's basketball team.

    Reese T  

    Congratulations, Reese!

     Winged Foot Winners

    Gulf Coast High

                                    Winged Foot Winner 2004   Lee Campell - 2008

                                   Winged Foot Winner 2018   Paul Gomes - 2018

                                                   Trace Davidson Trace Davidson - 2021           

    GCHS Winged Foot Nominees:

    2000 - Emily M. Van Leeuwen

     2001 - Andrew Pacer

    2002 - Kristin Downey

    2003 - Sean Griffin

    2004 - Katie Jenner

    2005 - Ashlyn Bruce

    2006 - Lee Campbell (Winner)

    2007 - Jennifer Maybin

    2008 - Stephanie McNamara

    2009 - Molly Lawson

    2010 - Karina Mambuca

    2011 - Kristien Ma

    2012 - Matthew Colligan

    2013 - Kali Heller-Spencer

    2014 - Caroline Barlow

    2015 - William Shisler, Jr.

    2016 - Lukas Masterson

    2017 - Vasy Montague

    2018 - Paula Gomes (Winner)

    2019 - Tobey McDonough

    2020 - Justin Mattia

    2021 - Trace Davidson (Winner)

    2022 - Reese Tremitiere