GASF SCHOLAR ATHLETES
The Greater Austin Sports Foundation is proud to honor local scholar-athletes who exhibit:
Exceptional athletic performance
Good sportsmanship/moral character
Dedication to sport/team
High academic achievement
The GASF is happy to introduce the following Scholar-Athletes who exemplify these characteristics in and out of their sports of choice. Congratulations to all of you, and best of luck in your futures!
2023 SCHOLAR ATHLETE HONOREES
Georgetown High School Goalie Neliaj Deleon is coming off an amazing junior season, where she helped guide the undefeated Eagles to the state semifinals. The 2023 Class 5A Girls Soccer All-Tournament Team goalkeeper is committed to Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. The Hawaiian native is determined to help the Eagles soar to new heights next season taking it a step further and earn the school's first state title in girls soccer. Neliaj Deleon a Greater Austin Sports Foundation Scholar Athlete.
Junior Josiah Moseley averaged 21.5 points per game and 9 rebounds per contest in 2023 at Stony Point High School in Round Rock, Texas. With a grade point average closing in on 4.0, Moseley comes from great genes as his parents were both athletes at Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles, California. Josiah has an older brother named John Eric Moseley, who was the team captain for the Tigers this past season. Josiah dreams of one day playing in the NBA.
PAST SCHOLAR ATHLETE HONOREES
Bowie High School Senior Aaron Gall isn't hard to miss on the field for the Bulldogs. As a starting Defensive End, Receiver, and Deep Snapper, Gall gets the job done on the gridiron. The Bulldogs might be the best team in Austin ISD this season thanks in part to Gall's head coach Jeff Ables, who says Aaron is from a long line of Gall family members at Bowie High School.
Aaron's grades are also near the top of his senior class as he prepares to move to Golden, Colorado next year. This future college football player will take his game to a whole new level as he suits up for the Colorado School of Mines next season.
3rd Quarter 2022
LBJ High School Senior Mary Bonner is a multisport athlete for the Jaguars. She is averaging double digits in points and assists in basketball. Bonner is also running the 200 and 400 meters plus the long jump in track and field.
Mary Bonner is also sprinting to the front of her class with a second overall ranking with a 4.2 GPA.
Mary's head coach LaBarbera Roberson will be the first to tell you Mary Bonner is at the top of her game.
2nd Quarter 2022
Lake Travis Junior Goalie Adam Schantz made two game saving goals during penalty kicks in the state finals last season as the Cavaliers became the first Class 6A High School boys soccer team from the Greater Austin area to win a state title by defeating Plano 1-0. Schantz only allowed four goals in seven postseason matches including the state semifinals 3-0 win over The Woodlands and the shutout of Plano.
Schantz also has a 3.6 Grade Point Average and excels in honors and AP classes at Lake Travis High School. "He's an incredible young man and I can't wait to have him back a couple of more years," says Lake Travis Boys Soccer Coach David Bammel.