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NTCC – Sports

Zoe Craven and Justin Hargrove

Zoe Craven Named Longview Orthopaedic Clinic Collegiate Athlete of the Year

Northeast Texas Community College Women’s Soccer athlete and student Athletic Trainer Zoe Craven has been named the 2021-2022 Longview Orthopaedic Clinic Collegiate Athlete of the Year. Craven was a previous winner of Athlete of the week. Now they selected her as Collegiate Athlete of the year after opening voting to the public. Doug Bloyd, Athletic Trainer at Longview Orthopaedic Clinic, said, “Over 15,000 Votes were cast in the Facebook voting poll this year.”

They announced the winners Thursday, June 16, at the Student-Athlete of the Year Banquet at The Landing at Joshua Farms, just outside Longview. Dr. Joshua Russell started the Athlete of the Week contest in 2020, and this is year two of the athletes and student athletic trainers in East Texas recognized for their outstanding work on and off the field. They awarded scholarships to the winners during the end of the year dinner.

Zoe is a sophomore Midfielder for the Northeast Texas Community College Women’s Soccer team and a student athletic trainer for the NTCC Athletic Training Program. Zoe is a Human Performance major from Kilgore, Texas, and has excelled on and off the field. In addition to her soccer skills, Zoe achieved a 4.0 GPA for the Fall Semester while competing in the Eagle Soccer Program. Justin Hargrove, Athletic Trainer and Director of Human Performance, says, “Zoe is such a hard worker on the soccer field and in the Athletic Training Room, and her hard work continues in the classroom as well. I have the pleasure of working with her as a student-athlete, student athletic trainer, and student in the classroom, and this made it easy to nominate Zoe as the Athlete of the week this year.”

Zoe will graduate from NTCC in December and then transfer to Stephen F. Austin University to continue her education. Zoe plans to apply to the SFA Athletic Training program to work towards her goal of becoming and licensed/certified Athletic Trainer.

Longview Orthopaedic Clinic has recognized athletes all over East Texas for the past year. Nominees must be upstanding, maintain good grades, and contribute to their team’s success.

Longview Orthopaedic Clinic is one of East Texas’ oldest and largest surgical practices specializing in Orthopedic Surgery. Longview Orthopaedic Clinic is committed to providing the highest quality care available.