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National High School Coaches Association names Pittsford Mendon High School’s Christina Fluman as

November’s GTM Sportswear Athlete of the Month

Easton, PA – November 20, 2012 - The National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) and GTM Sportswear® proudly announce that Christina Fluman, a senior girls’ senior soccer player at Pittsford Mendon High School in Pittsford, New York is the GTM Sportswear Athlete of the Month for November 2012. Fluman will be honored at a ceremony and news conference at Pittsford Mendon High School on November 29, 2012 at 2:30 P.M.

This past season, Fluman, a four-year varsity starter and a team captain the last two seasons, led her team to a first-place finish during the regular season Class A and Division II. The team then advanced to the Section V quarterfinals and finished with an overall record of 11-3-3.

Fluman, who will play college soccer on a scholarship at St. Bonaventure University, has also traveled to Spain and Italy as part of the New York Section V All-Star team in 2011 and 2012.

Fluman, who aspires to become a doctor, is a member of the National Honor Society and earlier this year was named the News 10 Scholar Athlete.

“With hard work and the support of my family, friends, coaches and teachers, I have been able to reach my goals,” Fluman said. “It’s a great honor and I’m very grateful to everyone who has helped me get to this point.”

"Christina is an outstanding example of what a leader and student athlete should represent,” said Jana Thomas, multi-media advertising manager at GTM Sportswear. “We are honored to be able to present the GTM Sportswear Athlete of the Year Award to Christina in response to her commitment and dedication to her sport, her team and her community.”

“The National High School Coaches Association is proud to recognize this young woman 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 an athlete of this stature.”

NHSCA and GTM Sportswear honor one deserving high school athlete each month from September 2012 through April 2013. NHSCA coaches nominate commendable athletes through the NHSCA website. Each month, six finalists are selected by the NHSCA and presented via ballot to a group of high school sports writers, high school coaches, NHSCA and GTM Sportswear representatives to choose the winner. Out of the eight recipients of the monthly award, one athlete is chosen as the GTM Sportswear Athlete of the Year in May 2013.