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Brandon Graduate Believes in Teambuilding and Support over Skill and Star Power

By June 28, 2019 July 3rd, 2019 Athlete of the Week

Tampa, Fl. – June 28, 2019 – Florida Orthopaedic Institute (FOI) is proud to announce Jordan Armstrong from Brandon High School as the ‘Athlete of the Week’ for the week ending June 28, 2019.

The head coach of the softball team nominated Armstrong, a softball and volleyball graduate from Brandon High School.

“Jordan is always encouraging teammates and she shows by example,” the coach said. “She is willing to go out of her way to help others while still finding time to work on her studies. Jordan helps her other teammates and helped a friend get through an ACL tear and surgery after coming back from her own injury in her junior year.”

Always the team player, Armstrong wanted to take this year to show her other teammates how they can grow together to form an unbreakable bond worthy of success.

“The thing that motivated me to get started was that there was a lot of tension among my team,” Armstrong said. “We started with making tie dye shirts as team bonding. We then cleaned the field and connected as one. We worked together instead of working individually.”

Every sport may have their stand out players or ‘star’ athletes, but Armstrong firmly believes in the ‘we not me’ mentality.

“When playing on a team, you need to bond and have a better connection with each other,” Armstrong said. “When you play as one, you know each other better. You are more willing to do anything for your teammates. You have each other’s back and stand by them.”

Believing in those around you takes a great deal of trust, however according to Armstrong that trust first must come from within.

“Stay true to yourself,” Armstrong said. “Don’t change for anyone. Work hard and strive to do your best always and good things will come.”

Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s Athlete of the Week campaign is designed to focus on student-athletes, recognizing them for their hard work and dedication both on and off the field. The Athlete of the Week award can be earned by displaying one of the following characteristics:

Team Player: Athletes who are nominated for excellence in team play are chosen by a coach who feels the athlete does his or her best to put direction into action, makes a significant contribution to the team and continuously works to improve his or her skills, attitude and training.

Leadership: Athletes who earn the award in recognition of excellent leadership must exemplify strong relationship building skills, show excellent initiative and serve as role models for his or her peers.

To view last week’s award winners, please follow this link.

Florida Orthopaedic Institute

Founded in 1989, Florida Orthopaedic Institute is Florida’s largest orthopedic group and provides expertise and treatment of orthopedic-related injuries and conditions, including adult reconstruction and arthritis, chiropractic services, foot and ankle, general orthopedics, hand and wrist, interventional spine, musculoskeletal oncology, orthopedic trauma, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy, sports medicine, shoulder and elbow, spine and chiropractic services, among others. The organization treats patients throughout its surgery centers in North Tampa and Citrus Park, two orthopaedic urgent care centers in South Tampa and Brandon, and 9 office locations in Bloomingdale, Brandon, Citrus Park, North Tampa, Northdale, Palm Harbor, South Tampa, Sun City Center and Wesley Chapel. For more information, please visit: FloridaOrtho.com and ‘like’ us on Facebook: facebook.com/Florida.Orthopaedic.Institute