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Brittin Hekking of Kaysville, Utah wins IMG Academy Lacrosse Gatorade G-Award Week of July 22

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

The IMG Academy Lacrosse winner of the Gatorade G-Award/IMG Academy Athletes of the Week Award is Brittin Hekking from Kaysville, Utah.

How long have you been playing lacrosse for? 

This is going to be my sixth year; I am 16 now.

Who is your coach?

I usually work with all the coaches, but I do a lot of more shooting so I work a lot with Coach Patrick Haley.

What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?

Coming out here, two times a day, having good coaches and also getting good fitness instructors. I don’t really have that back home.

Do you have any pre-game rituals that help you prepare for a big game?

I do it as a team. We do this big circle where we all wrap our arms around each other and we do this big cheer. It’s a lot of fun.

What professional athlete inspires you the most?

John Stockton.

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

I usually have a conference with my coaches after, and then after that I go with my parents and grandparents out to dinner.

What motivates you to push through a tough practice?

I just remember that even though I live out west, it’s possible if I have good grades I can come out and walk on. I just think, I need to be the strong, fastest, everything, so I need to work the hardest too.