JIMMY HITCHCOCK AWARD
2023 HITCHCOCK AWARD
The YMCA of Greater Montgomery announces Joanna Joiner and Joshua Maye are recipients of the 2023 Jimmy Hitchcock Award. A total of 39 high school seniors were nominated at the 64th annual awards banquet held at Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church Tuesday night. Shaun Dion Hamilton, Assistant Linebackers Coach with the Detroit Lions was the featured speaker.
Joanna Joiner is a senior at LAMP whose primary sport is softball. In addition to her rigorous sports schedule, she has maintained a 3.9 GPA. She regularly attends First Freewill Church in Opelika, where her grandfather serves as assistant pastor. She’s fulfilled her childhood dream and accepted an offer to play softball at Huntingdon where she will be studying kinesiology and exercise therapy with the goal of becoming a physical therapist.
Joshua Maye is a senior at Carver High School whose primary sports are football, basketball, and track. He is a member at Beulah Baptist Church. Josh has a 4.3 GPA and has received scholarship offers from four colleges to play football, but he chose Morehouse because of their strong academics.
The Jimmy Hitchcock Committee honors young athletes for Christian
leadership. Students are nominated by their coaches and administrators for setting a Christian example of moral fitness in their athletic development.
The Jimmy Hitchcock Award is a program of the YMCA of Greater
Montgomery. Hitchcock was the first All-American football player at Auburn University. Hitchcock played 3rd base for the baseball team and later signed with the New York Yankees. He also started little league baseball in Montgomery.
Selection Committee Members: The following links provide information and forms for the interview process of award candidates.