Star Student

Name:   Nick Thornton

Age: 17

Hometown: Boerne, Texas

High School: Geneva School of Boerne

Sports you’ve participated in: Basketball, Golf, and Track

Favorite Sport: Golf

Awards (for Sports): – (Everything below is TAPPS 1A)
– TAPPS Male Athlete of the Year 2012
-1st team All State Basketball 10th,11th
– All State Tournament team Basketball 9th,10th,11th
– District MVP 11th (Bball)
– All State Golf Team 9th,11th
– District and Golf State Champion 11th
– All State High Jump in Track 11th

Academic Accomplishments:
Maintained a 3.98 GPA from Freshman year to present
Magna Cum Laude and Summa Cum Laude awards on the National Latin Exam
Academic All State in Basketball, Golf, and Track 11th
1st Place in District for Black and White Art Drawing
Competed at State Academic Meet in Number Sense and Mathematics 10th 11th

College you plan to attend: Baylor University

Why did you choose this college: I really wanted to play Division 1 golf and everything fell into place at Baylor and it was just icing on the cake that they have a great program. I love the coach, the players and the facilities at Baylor. It’s far enough away from home that I can be independent but at the same time its close enough to go home in case of an emergency. I had the opportunity to play collegiate basketball as well but when it came time to decide which sport I wanted to play it was easy to pick golf because I honestly enjoy practicing golf for long hours as opposed to practicing basketball for long hours.

Goals for college?
I aspire to make the Academic All American Team as a Baylor golfer as well as make the actual All American Team. I would like to be part of a NCAA championship team and better my teammates.

Subject you plan to major in?
Business Finance

Future Aspirations?
To play on the PGA Tour

Hobbies/Interests?
Mentoring others, fishing, Ultimate Frisbee, listening to music, being social, napping

What will you miss most about Boerne? I will miss how tightly knit the community is and being able to know and keep up with so many different people. Also, I will miss all the great friends I have made at Cordillera and the chance to play such a fantastic course most any day of the week.

If you could meet one person dead or alive, who would it be and what would you ask them?
Tiger Woods, and I would ask him what really happened?

Favorite quote? It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain an idea without accepting it- Aristotle

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