Glenn, Wade top seniors

Published 8:23 pm Tuesday, May 8, 2012

BAINBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL 2011-2012 male and female senior athletes of the year Rodney Glenn and Briana Wade hold the tools of their trades.|Joe Crine

Rodney Glenn and Briana Wade were named the 2011-2012 Bainbridge High School male and female senior athletes of the year, at Tuesday’s Honors Day program.

Glenn was a defensive back and wide receiver on the Bearcats’ football team, and also played guard and post on the basketball team. Wade was a shortstop on the softball team and a point guard on the Lady Cats’ basketball team.

Glenn was a first-team All-Region 1AAAA performer for coach Ed Pilcher’s Bearcats football team and coach Rickey McCullough’s Bearcats basketball team.

As a football player, he was second in the region with five interceptions. He also broke up nine passes and recovered two fumbles.

“Rodney Glenn really made a lot of big plays at the back of our defense,” Pilcher said. “While he did a great job on defense, he also made what was probably our biggest offensive play of the year when he made a leaping catch of a quarterback Quincy Fortson pass in the end zone for the winning touchdown in our 27-24 Region 1-AAAA overtime win over Thomas County Central at Centennial Field.”

Glenn has signed a basketball scholarship with the Chattahoochee Valley Community College Pirates, of Phenix City, Ala.

A four-year starter for the Bearcats, he averaged 11.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 3.7 assists a game while helping lead the 2011-2012 Bearcats to a 23-4 regular season record, the Region 1-AAAA South Sub-Region championship and the second round of the State Class AAAA Tournament.

McCullough praised Glenn for his great leadership on the floor.

“Rodney was a strong player and a real team leader,” McCullough said. “He contributed as a shooter, rebounder and assist man game after game.”

Glenn lists positive influences on his life as McCullough, coach Kelvin Cochran and Bainbridge High School administrative assistant Marcie Jones.

Wade, a first-team All-Region 1-AAAA point guard for Cochran’s Lady Cats, helped lead them to the Thomasvlle High School Holiday Hoopfest championship.

She has signed a basketball scholarship with the Lander University Lady Bearcats, of Greenwood, S.C.

She says special positive influences in her life have been her mother Bridgett Wade, Cochran and Lady Cats head track coach Tandria Phillips.

Cochran praised Wade for her great leadership and adaptability traits.

“Briana was like a coach on the court,” Cochran said. “She would come down the court and set up everything for us. As a senior leader, the other players really looked up to her.”