Multiple Teams · Culbreath, Bush to Continue Athletic, Academic Careers in College


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 5, 2020
TWO MONTICELLO STUDENT-ATHLETES COMMIT TO COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES

Grayson Bush, Baseball – Randolph-Macon College
Grayson has played baseball at Monticello High School for five years – including his upcoming senior season.  After one year on the Junior Varsity as an 8th grader, Grayson made the varsity team as a freshman and will graduate from MHS as a 4-year varsity starter.   With his senior baseball season still to come, Grayson’s junior year was highlighted by leading the Mustangs in runs scored, walks, triples, and home runs, along with an impressive .908 defensive fielding average from his position at shortstop.  Also Monticello’s closer on the pitcher’s mound, Grayson is 6 for 6 in save opportunities for his career with 26 strikeouts in just 24 innings pitched, averaging over one strikeout per inning.  Outside of Monticello, Grayson competes for the Invaders travel baseball team and is a member of the Mustangs’ Student-Activities Advisory Committee.

“I am extremely proud of Grayson and his accomplishments so far in his high school career. Grayson is an exemplary student-athlete as he continues to excel both in the classroom and on the baseball field. He has worked incredibly hard to put himself in the position to continue his baseball career at the next level. I know he will continue to make us proud as he continues his baseball and academic career at Randolph Macon.”
– Corey Hunt, Head Baseball Coach

 

Jack Culbreath, Football – Virginia Military Institute
Jack was the starting placekicker for four years and starting punter for three years for the Mustangs.  Monticello’s ‘PK1’ was a first team all-district selection both his junior and senior seasons, and all-Region 3C punter as a senior.  By the numbers, Jack averaged 57-yards per kickoff attempt – 60 yards would be considered ‘perfect’ in high school football.  His punting average of 34.5 yards per attempt helped Jack set Monticello’s record for punting yards in a season while attaining 21 touchbacks during his senior season alone.  Expanding his team role as a senior, Jack had three pass receptions in his final season for 50 yards, an average of almost 17-yards per catch.

A talented multi-sport student-athlete, Jack has also played basketball, soccer and participated on the swim team during his time at Monticello, having represented the Mustangs in the VHSL Class 3 state championship swim meet as a junior, with this year’s state swim meet coming up in two weeks.

“Jack is my first Division 1 kicker to receive a full scholarship offer. He worked really hard at his craft and deserves this scholarship for the work he put in and how good he became at both kicking and punting. I am extremely happy for Jack and his family. This a great opportunity for him and when he graduates from VMI he will be in real good shape for the rest of his future life.”

– Jeff Lloyd, Head Football Coach (2015-2019)

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Including today’s ceremonial signings, two (2) members of Monticello High School’s Class of 2020 (listed below) have committed to continue their careers as student-athletes at the college level.  Since 2016, forty-five (45) Monticello student-athletes have represented the Mustangs in making the same commitment.

Grayson Bush, Baseball – Randolph-Macon College
Jack Culbreath, Football – Virginia Military Institute
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For more information on Monticello athletics, please contact Director of Athletics Matthew Pearman at (434)244-3130 or at mpearman@k12albemarle.org.