Tampa, Fl. – September 2, 2019 – Florida Orthopaedic Institute (FOI) is proud to announce Tilden Agee from Cambridge Christian School as the ‘Athlete of the Week’ for the week beginning September 2, 2019.
Agee was nominated by head baseball and golf coach, Stephen Piercefield, for his commitment to his team and his extracurricular endeavors.
“Tilden is a senior at Cambridge Christian,” Piercefield said. “This week he committed to Florida Southern College to further his academic and baseball career with a scholarship to the baseball program. Tilden has been a member of varsity since 8th grade and has been a leader ever since. He is also involved in Tampa’s ‘Buddy Baseball’, which competed for the national championship in Nashville. I am extremely proud of all Tilden’s hard work and dedication on, and especially off, the field.”
Agee is one of the hardest workers whether that be on the field or in the weight room. He attributes this tenacity to his desire to be the best athlete and to give back to his family for everything they gave him.
“Nobody at my school works harder than me,” he said. “I have a pretty tough schedule in which I work out, in the offseason, twice a day and train after that second workout. I do all of this on my own, sometimes waking up at 4:30 a.m. to work out before school.”
Overcoming obstacles is no strange task for Agee, as he has made leaps and bounds to prove himself worthy of success.
“Connections to colleges has been a difficult problem that I have overcome,” Agee said. “It made it a lot harder to get my name out there and have colleges come look and gain interest in me. I recently leapt over that hurdle however, committing to a school that is interested in me and wants me to be there.”
Agee improves himself every day, only stopping when absolutely necessary. He believes that his work ethic and overall attitude are what will help propel him forward to future opportunities.
“Don’t finish when you’re tired,” Agee said. “Finish when you’re done. And always keep God at the center of your life.”
Dr. Christopher Baker is the Official Team Physician for Cambridge Christian School.
Lauren Heiser, ATC, is the Athletic Trainer with Select Physical Therapy.
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 previous 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.