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Jibrael Harrell of Hoboken, N.J. wins IMG Academy Tennis Gatorade G-Award Week of August 12

Cindy Yu
Jibrael Harrell of Hoboken, N.J. wins IMG Academy Tennis Gatorade G-Award Week of August 12

Every week of camp, IMG Academy selects the Athlete of the Week sponsored by Gatorade. The honoree is bestowed the G-Award in recognition of the athlete who displays Heart, Hustle and Soul, and exhibits a true desire to reach their true athletic potential. 

The IMG Academy Tennis winner of the Gatorade G-Award for the week of August 12 is 10-year-old Jibrael Harrell from Hoboken, N.J.

How long have you been playing tennis for?

I've been playing tennis since I was five-years-old.

What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?

My favorite thing about IMG Academy is the hard work that they push you to do in tennis.

What professional athletes inspire you the most?

Rafael Nadal inspires me the most because after his injuries, he still pushed himself to keep playing.

What is your favorite thing to do after you win a match?

After I win a match, I get really happy and tell my parents.

What motivates you to push through a tough practice?

Knowing that nothing is impossible pushes me through a tough practice.

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