Letterwinner Shoutouts

We welcome the opportunity to highlight the accomplishments of our letterwinners and happily celebrate in their (your!) successes.  If you have a personal recognition you would like to share with us, please send us an email and tell us about it.  Join us as we congratulate these letterwinners on their noteworthy accomplishments.

Brittney Griner- Women’s Basketball

The United States dominated on the court in the Women’s Basketball Final of the Olympic tournament, beating Japan, 90-75, to claim the team’s seventh consecutive gold medal. Of the 90 points scored, former Lady Bear Brittney Griner can claim 30 of them. This is Griner’s second gold medal at her second Olympic Games. In addition to her second gold medal, Griner also became just the third player in the WNBA to reach 700 blocks, following Margo Dydek and Lisa Leslie. To read more, click here.

John Peers- Men’s Tennis
John Peers and his partner Ash Barty won the bronze medal in mixed doubles for their country of Australia at the Tokyo Olympics.  Representing green and gold, Peers along with Barty worked hard to make it to the gold medal match where they fell to Andrey Rublev and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of the ROC. Peers is a doubles specialist – he won the men’s doubles at the 2017 Australian Open, and has previously made the doubles final at Wimbledon and the US Open. To read more about John Peers and Ash Barty, click here.

Robert Griffin lll

Robert Griffin III will be moving from the field into the broadcast booth as he has signed a multi-year deal with ESPN to be a college football and NFL analyst. Griffin will be in the booth for college football games on ESPN and ABC and will contribute to ESPN’s studio coverage, including during the College Football Playoff and Super Bowl.

Baylor’s first Heisman Trophy winner and former Pro Bowl quarterback has not totally shut the door on his NFL career, however Griffin will have a clause in his contract that will allow him to renew his NFL career if the opportunity arises. To read more about RG3’s new venture, click here.

Bret Curtis- Football Bret Curtis is a big name in the racing industry. Most recently, Curtis captured a flag-to-flag overall GT America Victory during the inaugural Music City Grand Prix on the streets of Nashville on August 8th, 2021. Curtis drives for Ferrari and dominated both races, but due to a late-race error, only came away with one win.  To read more about his most recent race in Nashville, click here.

Josh Wenke- Football

Dr. Josh Wenke is now a Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, and the Director of Research for Shriners Children’s Texas. Shriners has an extraordinary system to take care of pediatric patients in 22 hospitals world wide at no cost to the families.

Dr. Wenke’s primary contributions have been defining wound patterns, complications, and outcomes of combat casualties; mobilizing clinical studies to evaluate current standards of care; regenerating of musculoskeletal defects; and preventing and treating infection. 


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