Meet the Class of 2020 Spring Athletes: Gabriel Lane Barnes


Baseball, Colleton Prep Academy

Son of Davy and Wendy Barnes of Islandton

Position: Outfield

Planning to play in college? No

GPA: 4.5

Future aspirations? I will be attending the University of South Carolina Columbia in the fall.

Intended field of study? Business or engineering

Career Interest? Possibly real estate or insurance but still undecided.

Academic Honors: National Junior Honor Society, National Honor Society

Athletic Honors: No Surrender Award – War Hawk Football; Offensive MVP – War Hawk Football; Defensive MVP – War Hawk Basketball

What other sports have you played? Football, basketball.

At what age did you begin playing baseball? I began playing t-ball when I was four years old and have played every year since.

What one word describes you? Determined.

Who was your favorite teacher and why? Coach Nat Stoner because he made math fun.

How has athletics made you a better student? Participating in athletics has helped me learn to manage my time better.

Fondest memory in your athletic career? Scoring a touchdown in my last football game.

If your high school athletic career were a movie, what one song would be on the soundtrack? All Your’n by Tyler Childers because it describes how I feel about football.

If you could ask our President one question, what would it be? When will sports start back?

Sports hero? Kobe Bryant.

Favorite thing about self-distancing during COVID-19? Not having to go to school and it gave me more time for turkey hunting.

Top-5 must haves while self-distancing? Netflix, my phone, X-Box, pizza rolls and sweet tea.

It is Senior Night. Ready, set, go. To future seniors… Don’t take any of your senior moments or activities — on and off the field — for granted. You never know what may be your last. Enjoy each one.


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