Teegan van Gunst of Whitewater was named 2012-2013 Gatorade Georgia Volleyball Player of the Year after leading her team to a 53-3 record and the Class AAAAA state championship. Van Gunst, a Georgia Tech signee, sports a 4.17 GPA and made the Under Armor All-America second team.
On the wrestling mats, Creekview defeated Cherokee County-rival Sequoyah 66-6 on Dec. 12 as Ryan Camp (106), Justin Gross (126), Michael Edwards (138), John Cowart (152), Hunter Smith (160), Hunter Udall (170), Joseph Sorrentino (182), Christian Saragusa (220) and Cameron Kile (285) each won for the Grizzlies. Elsewhere, Mt. Zion-Carroll won the Landmark Christian pre-Christmas meet in Peachtree City ahead of 10 other teams. Mt. Pisgah came in second and LaGrange took third.
Finally, Lambert boys soccer coach Chris Wilson was named the NSCAA/Adidas Region Coach of the Year following his team's 23-0 Class AAAA state championship run in 2011-2012. Wilson is now among seven finalists for the NSCAA/Adidas National Coach of the Year award, who will be named on Jan. 19. Wilson's state championship season was more impressive due to his team losing nine seniors from the previous season.