McQuary Named 2017 State Positive Athlete

Photo courtesy of PositiveAthlete GA and Rob Saye
Photo courtesy of PositiveAthlete GA and Rob Saye

Congratulations to Senior Madison McQuary (Class of 2017) for winning the State Positive Athlete Award in Girls Cross Country. McQuary, a North Fulton Region Award winner, accepted the State honor from former professional and University of Georgia football player Hines Ward at the June 2017 banquet.
(photo courtesy of PositiveAthlete Georgia & Rob Saye)

The 2016-17 school year marks the third year of Riverwood's participation in the Positive Athlete Georgia program. Two Raider student athletes won the 2017 North Atlanta Region Positive Athlete of the Year award in their sports:  Senior Mia Hodges (Girls Tennis), and Senior Madison McQuary (Girls Cross Country).


2016-17 Raider Nominees as of March, 2017 (alpha order by sport)
Baseball: John Beckley
Boys Basketball: Jalen Wilson
Girls Basketball: Madison McQuaryFall Cheerleading: Christian Stinson
Girls Cross Country: Madison McQuary*
Football: John Beckley
Girls Soccer: Kaitlyn Lauk, Madison McQuary
Softball: Rebecca Langfelder
Boys Swim & Dive:  Chris Sprung
Girls Swim & Dive:  Haley Allen
Girls Tennis: Mia Hodges*
Girls Track: Madison McQuary
Volleyball: Jordan Balkcom

*North Fulton Positive Athlete of the Year Winner

Positive Athlete Georgia accepted nominations during the school year from parents, teachers, and coaches to recognize student-athletes in 25 different high school sports whose presence and attitude makes a positive impact on their team and school environment. What makes the Positive Athlete Georgia program slightly different from other local and state awards is that the nominees were not necessarily the most valuable players as measured by records and statistics, and that parents and teachers could participate in the nomination process.

Learn more about Positive Athlete Georgia 

Additional North Fulton Positive Athlete Georgia schools are:  Alpharetta, Blessed Trinity, Brandon Hall, Cambridge, Centennial, Chattahoochee, Forsyth Central, Johns Creek, Kings Ridge, Lambert, Milton, Mount Vernon Presbyterian, Mt. Pisgah, Northview, North Forsyth, North Springs, Pinecrest Academy, Roswell, South Forsyth, Weber, and West Forsyth.