Off the Field | Joseph Bryan | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | April 8, 2017 5:00 am
Last Updated: April 5, 2017 at 10:52 am
Joseph Bryan is a junior at Colleton Prep Academy, where he plays baseball and football for the War Hawks. He is the son of William and Wendy Bryan of Walterboro. His grandparents are Henry and Frances Ulmer and Allen and Myra Bryan. Joe is a member of Student Council, National Honor Society and is a graduate of Youth Leadership Colleton. He has a 4.32 GPA and is currently No. 6 in his junior class.
Academic Awards: Best Average in Physical Science (8th grade)
Athletic Awards: JV baseball MVP (7th and 8th grade), Varsity Baseball Best Defense (sophomore), SCISA Class A All-Region Football (sophomore, junior), War Hawk Football Effort-Discipline-Execution Award (sophomore).
Colleges of Interest: University of South Carolina, USC–Beaufort, USC–Allendale
Majors Considering: Sports broadcasting, education or legal studies
Collegiate Sports: I am going to pursue playing baseball in college.
Career Plans: I am undecided on my future career plans, but I am considering coaching baseball, becoming a lawyer or sports broadcasting.
Early Years: I began playing t-ball at 5 years old in the recreational league and football in the sixth grade. My fondest memory from sports is the interception I had in 10th grade to cap the playoff win and send my football team to the state championship.
On Being a Student-Athlete: I love playing sports because it helps you acquire the mental toughness needed to excel in life. Sports give you pride, a bit of arrogance, grit, determination and shows people that there is no such thing as too much hard work.
Role Model: Coach Aaron Bishop stands out to me as a role model. He has helped me with many things on and off the field and isn’t afraid to tell you the real side of things.
Meaning Experience: Although I’ve had meaningful experiences throughout my life, none are more special than the other. Every day is a wonderful experience and a chance to get better as a person.
Meet & Greet: If I could meet one person it would be Kobe Bryant. He is my favorite athlete of all time. I love his attitude and his will to win at any cost.
On CPA: If I could change one thing about CPA, it would be the lunch variety that students are given.