Jasmine Hines from Central Lake High School Named March GTM Sportswear Athlete of the Month

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Jasmine Hines is recognized by the National High School Coaches Association and GTM Sportswear® for strong athletic performance as the March 2011 GTM Sportswear® Athlete of the Month.

GTM Sportswear® is honored to be partnering with the NHSCA in recognizing outstanding student athletes such as Jasmine.

GTM Sportswear® and the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) are pleased to announce Jasmine Hines as the GTM Sportswear® Athlete of the Month for March 2011. Hines will be recognized at a press conference at Central Lake High School, Central Lake, Michigan on May 4, 2011 at 8:15am. She will receive GTM® merchandise and be featured in various GTM Sportswear® marketing materials.

Hines, a 6-foot-3 senior, has become Michigan girls basketball’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder. During a 71-34 victory over Indian River Inland Lakes High, Hines broke the state record of 2,732 points, which was held by Stephanie Hass of Harbor Springs Harbor Light Christian School. One week earlier she grabbed her 1,534th rebound breaking the record held by Liz Shimek of Maple City Glen Lake High. Hines, a four-sport athlete, is the defending state champion in the shot put and led her volleyball team in kills. She is averaging 28.8 points and 15.6 rebounds for the state’s top-ranked Class D team. The Michigan State University signee also is co-valedictorian in her class with a perfect 4.0 GPA.

“The National High School Coaches Association is proud to recognize Jasmine for her outstanding performances, not only on the field, but in the school and community as well,” said Bobby Ferraro, Jr., Executive Director of the National High School Coaches Association. “It’s truly an honor to recognize someone of this stature.”

"GTM Sportswear® is honored to be partnering with the NHSCA in recognizing outstanding student athletes such as Jasmine. She has really shown her commitment and dedication to her sport and is a great example for the youth in our communities," said Nikki Miller, Vice President of Marketing for GTM Sportswear®. "We are very proud of Jasmine and her outstanding achievements."

The NHSCA and GTM Sportswear® will honor one deserving high school athlete each month through April 2011. NHSCA Coaches can nominate commendable athletes through the NHSCA website. Each month six finalists will be selected by the NHSCA and presented via ballot to a group of high school sports writers, high school coaches, NHSCA and GTM® representatives to choose the winner. Out of the eight recipients of the monthly award, one athlete will be chosen as the GTM Sportswear® Athlete of the Year in May 2011.

About the NHSCA:
Founded in 1989, the National High School Coaches Association is a not-for-profit 501c3 service organization providing support and leadership programs for the nation’s 500,000 high school coaches and 10 million high school athletes. For more information on the National High School Coaches Association visit http://www.nhsca.com.

About GTM Sportswear®:
GTM Sportswear® is a national sportswear company specializing in team uniforms, warm-ups and practice apparel with custom embellishment. The business began in 1989 with two friends selling college apparel to students under the name It’s Greek to Me, Inc. The company quickly grew by branching out into high school team and booster apparel and changed its name to GTM Sportswear®. GTM® headquarters is located in Manhattan, Kansas where a 160,000 square foot facility holds over 700 employees. For more information visit http://www.gtmsportswear.com.

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