Bieber qualified for the U.S. Open sectional at age 16 and won the Ohio State Championship in 2011 and 2012.
“My coaches have been such an inspiration to me these past four years and have had a tremendous influence on the player and the person that I’ve become,” he said.
Bieber’s best friend introduced him to golf at the age of eight and his love for the game quickly grew. He thanked his friend and the Gilmore Academy community, at large, for their support.
Bieber has worked hard off the fairway too. He maintains a 3.94 GPA, is a member of the National Honor Society and won the Washington and Lee Book Award. Bieber committed to Duke University’s golf program for the fall of 2013.
“The National High School Coaches Association is proud to recognize this young man for his outstanding performances, not only on the golf course, but in the school and community as well,” said Bobby Ferraro, Jr., Executive Director of the National High School Coaches Association. “It’
"Andrew Bieber is an outstanding example of what a leader and student athlete should represent,” said Jana Thomas, multi-media advertising manager at GTM Sportswear. “We are honored to be able to present the GTM Sportswear Athlete of the Year Award to Andrew in response to his commitment and dedication to his sport, his team and his community.”
NHSCA and GTM Sportswear honor one deserving high school athlete each month from September 2012 through April 2013. NHSCA coaches nominate commendable athletes through the NHSCA website. Each month, six finalists are selected by the NHSCA and presented via ballot to a group of high school sports writers, high school coaches and NHSCA and GTM Sportswear representatives to choose the winner. Out of the eight recipients of the monthly award, one athlete will be chosen as the GTM Sportswear Athlete of the Year in May 2013.
About the NHSCA:
Founded in 1989, the National High School Coaches Association is a not-for-profit 501c3 service organization providing support and leadership programs for the nation’s 500,000 high school coaches and 10 million high school athletes. For more information on the National High School Coaches Association visit www.nhsca.com .
About GTM Sportswear:
GTM Sportswear, headquartered in Manhattan, Kan., is a national provider of custom-embellished uniforms, warm-ups and practice apparel for college, school and club sports teams. Founded in 1989, the company employs more than 850 people, including a nationwide sales team and an inside support team. For more information, visit www.gtmsportswear.com.