Every week at least one athlete from each sport will earn the Gatorade G-Award/IMG Academy Athlete of the Week for displaying Heart, Hustle and Soul, and exhibiting a true desire to reach their true athletic potential.
The IMG Academy Golf winner of the Gatorade G-Award/IMG Academy Athlete of the Week Award is Ryan Schneider from Aspen, Colo.
How long have you been playing golf for?
I'm going into my second year.
Who is your coach?
Coach Scott Davies, He was my coach when I first came to IMG Academy last year so this is my 2nd year in a row with him.
What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?
I like how they accept athletes of all abilities because I could barely swing a golf club last year and they accepted me and helped me and that is why I am here again.
Do you have any pre-game rituals that help you prepare for a big game?
I stay positive and keep myself in a good mood.
What professional athlete inspires you the most?
The underdog or the golfer that no one knows.
What is your favorite thing to do after you win a game?
We only have one fast food restaurant in Aspen, and whenever I play really well we always go to that one restaurant.
What motivates you to push through a tough practice?
To get through a really tough practice I think that hopefully the next one is easier.