Jasmine Montgomery poses after winning the 2021 UIL 6A 200m
Jasmine Montgomery set the goal of becoming the fastest woman in Texas. This past May, she accomplished that with her UIL 6A state meet 100m and 200m victories.
Now, she has been awarded for those two outstanding accomplishments by being named the Texas girl's Gatorade Player of the Year award.
Earlier this year, we put the San Antonio Reagan sprinter on our list of potential winners. Earlier this week we again also acknowledged her as one of our favorites and here she is taking home the award and placing herself in contention for the national POY award.
Montgomery's 2021 season was epic and one seldom seen; by going 11.09 (w) and 22.94, she placed herself as one of the country's best sprinters this season.
The University of Oregon signee added the Boost Boston Games win in the 100m with a 11.27 wind-legal race.
The Gatorade award isn't only an individual athletic award, it's also a character award and that is another big reason Montgomery will take the award home. Most of the time at a meet, an infectious smile can be seen on Montgomery's face prior to and after her competitions.
Her B-plus type GPA combined with her community service and volunteer efforts helped secure the award on Montgomery's behalf.
Track and field is an individual sport, but it also has a team dynamic to it and Montgomery came up huge in the teamwork category. Her contributions helped lead the Rattlers to the UIL 6A 4x100 relay second-place finish and a runner-up team finish at the UIL state meet.
To learn more about Montgomery's award winning season and the Gatorade Player of the Year program, view the Gatorade press release.