Cox High School senior, Cayla Katz, was one of four student-athletes recognized at the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame's 14th annual Student Athletes of the Year Achievement Awards ceremony.
Featuring 16 finalists, representing some of the top, local, high school athletes, the ceremony was held recently at the Westin Hotel Virginia Beach Town Center and emceed by WAVY-TV news anchor, Katie Collett.
Chesapeake native, former professional football player and Virginia Sports Hall of Fame inductee, Kenny Easley, was the keynote speaker.
A three-sport star athlete, Katz is on track to become a 12-time letter-winner and currently holds a 4.06 GPA. She has been named captain of the school's cross country, indoor track and varsity soccer teams.
The four finalists ultimately included, two males and two females, with 4.0, or above, GPAs, who have already received scholarship offers in their chosen sport at a Division-1 school, as well as, individuals who have participated in mission trips to serve underdeveloped communities.
A three-sport star athlete, Katz is on track to become a 12-time letter-winner and currently holds a 4.06 GPA.
She has been named captain of the school's cross country, indoor track and varsity soccer teams.
Katz has excelled on the soccer field, selected to the regional and state Olympic Development teams, while also serving as the school's representative at the Student Athlete Leadership training program.
She is a member of six honor societies, numerous school organizations and in her "free" time, lends herself to volunteer work within the community.
Cox High School senior, Cayla Katz, far left, shares a moment along side three other award recipients, who received $1,000, from the Virginia Beach Sports Hall of Fame, as Student-Athletes of the Year.