Jennifer Schillinger – Mustangs Ahead Senior Editor

LRHS graduate Garrett Benson

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS graduate Garrett Benson (class of ‘22) has been nominated by as a 2021-2022 Student/Athlete of the year.

Benson, who played varsity basketball, will receive an award certificate and a complimentary membership to for the 2022-2023 school year.

The program was developed by former basketball coach and high school athletic director Jamy Bechler. Bechler is currently a professional speaker, leadership consultant, podcast host, and author.

“We’re thrilled to recognize Garrett as a good example of what a student-athlete should be,” said Bechler. is an online program made to help student-athletes gain a better understanding of what it means to be a great teammate and leader in order to have a positive influence on their team’s culture.

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Bechler continued, “Great teams have great teammates and though no leader is perfect, it’s awesome to be able to recognize student-athletes trying to have a positive influence on their teammates and friends.”

Student-athletes can be nominated by a coach, administrator, teammate, and competitors.

Benson will attend Western Carolina University in the fall.