MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy of Marble Falls athletic director Jessie Crow couldn’t imagine what was in the package he received in the mail May 27. But needless to say, he’s not sending it back.
The Lady Flames athletic program is the winners of the 2013-2014 Henderson Cup in Class 2A. The Henderson Cup is a Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools competition that awards points based on season finishes in every sport.
“It was an amazing year,” Crow said. “Faith is a special place. It’s a place that bonds together. I think it’s a great compliment to them.”
Leading the way for the Lady Flames was the girls basketball team, which captured the program’s first state title.
The track-and-field team was third at the state meet, while cross-country was seventh, golf third and volleyball qualified for the playoffs.
Brandi Kuhlmann posted a 4-1 singles record in tennis for the state silver medal.
“You got to have a lot of things go your way,” Crow said. “It starts with kids working hard, coaches working hard. It starts with academics. You have to produce a good overall program. You can’t be good in just one sport.”
Crow said he didn’t sit down with the Lady Flames to emphasize winning the cup. However, the goal of the athletics department in every sport does not change from year to year.
“We want (winning) to be a natural thing for them,” he said. “They are competing and enjoying it. Athletics is just a lab for academic growth and spiritual growth. We get to work on friendships and loyalty. At the same time, it’s fun.”