Phoenix High School Golfer Awarded Scholarship By NBA's Andre Drummond
By Lisa Padilla -
Tuesday Jan 12, 2021
SportsHi, Americaâ€™s only app dedicated to supporting high school athletesâ€™ collegiate ambitions, is proud to announce the winner of its second scholarship, created in partnership with NBA All-Star Andre Drummond.
Sydney-Reese Harris, a junior at Sandra Day O'Connor High School in Glendale, Arizona, was selected from more than 2,000 applicants to be the second recipient of a SportsHi scholarship. Sydney is a rising golf star at her school and will receive $5,000 to help her achieve her collegiate aspirations.
Drummond, who plays center for the Cleveland Cavaliers, surprised Sydney-Reese with the exciting news in a video which he posted on his Tiktok and Instagram channels.
â€œSydney-Reese exemplifies the type of student-athlete we want to support. As an African American female playing golf, there are multiple barriers she is overcoming and if we can play a small role in her journey, thatâ€™s exactly the reason why we started SportsHi,â€ said SportsHi CEO & Founder Alexander Miles.
â€œParticipation in sports increases a high school studentâ€™s likelihood of continuing their education, and with this in mind, SportsHi is committed to identifying and rewarding students who wish to attend college, but may not have the necessary means to do so.â€
Sydney-Reese Harris added, â€œThis scholarship has sparked a huge fire inside of me to push myself harder to be more ambitious and successful. Winning this scholarship gives me a greater confidence to overcome my doubts , and achieve success in college and life.â€
For its next scholarship, SportsHi is partnering with WNBA player Cierra Burdick and Charlotte Hornets coach Jay Hernandez. Applicants can download the SportsHi app or visit https://www.sportshi.io/ to apply.