Unity Christian School is proud to announce that 2017 graduate Hannah Eddins has been named the Most Positive Female Athlete in the State of Georgia. Eddins received the recognition June 6th, during the Georgia Positive Athlete Awards hosted at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.
Positive Athlete Georgia is a movement by high-character athletes tied to Georgia professional and collegiate sports teams to promote the benefits of positivity to young athletes. These athletes believe it is crucial to begin shaping the futures of young athletes for life skills beyond athletic competition and to learn how to give back to their community.
Eddins was introduced and interviewed at the event by the voice of the Atlanta Hawks, Bob Rathbun. She was presented the award by Positive Athlete spokesperson, NFL All-Star and former Georgia Bulldog, Hines Ward.
Eddins was first named a Regional Award recipient based on the nomination of her soccer coach, Stephanie Masters. She was later selected for the State-wide honor from a pool of more than 4000 nominations from more than 350 schools in Georgia.
“While she is one of the best players on our team, and holds many school records, she is the epitome of humility and servant leadership,” said Masters. “She is a leader on the soccer field and in every aspect of her life. Currently, she is serving disadvantaged children in Bolivia, making the most of her athletic skills and passion for international missions. She does the same at home where she spends her summers with the YMCA as a soccer coach for inner-city youth.”
“Hannah has a heart for discipleship and sharing her faith with others. Her favorite way to spend a Friday night is a once a month Bible study for middle school girls. She also headed up the first ever north Georgia high school girls’ conference, “Abide.” It was her desire to provide an outlet for girls’ to share their struggles, offer encouragement to one another, and overcome school, racial, and cultural barriers that might prevent healthy relationships.”
Hannah plans to continue her academic and athletic careers in Rome where she is enrolled at Berry College and has signed a letter of intent to play for the Berry Vikings Women’s Soccer Team.