Premont's Jordan Gonzalez earns Hooks 2021 Matt Beveridge Award
CORPUS CHRISTI — Premont senior pitcher/infielder Jordan Gonzalez was named the recipient of the Matt Beveridge Award, given annually by the Hooks to an athlete who exemplifies character, courage, leadership and spirit.
Gonzalez is a four-year varsity baseball team member, earning All-District 16-2A as a sophomore second baseman. He also starred on the gridiron and hardwood, taking home multiple all-district honors in football each of the past three seasons and being named the boys basketball team’s Most Valuable Player in 2019 and 2020.
In the classroom, Gonzalez shines with a 105.4 grade point average, ranking him first in his class. While at Premont, he carries a full course load at Texas A&M University-Kingsville and attained an Associate degree from Coastal Bend College. He serves as Class President and Student Council Vice President while remaining active in the National Honor Society. In his community, Gonzalez serves as an alter server at St. James Catholic Church in Driscoll and has volunteered with Toys for Tots and other organizations.
The Matt Beveridge Award was established in 2009 to honor the life and legacy of one of the Coastal Bend's most beloved and respected high school athletes and is awarded by the Hooks organization. Following his junior year, Matt was diagnosed with cancer. Through two years of treatment, Matt showed tremendous courage battling the disease, inspiring everyone around him.