April 2019 News Perspective Online

Staff Update: Tracy Anne Allred

Tracy Anne Allred with her family at the Palm Beach Gardens Community High School, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Tracy Anne Allred, Assistant Dean of Student Life, was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame, Class of 2019, at her alma mater, Palm Beach Gardens Community High School (PBGCHS) in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., in an induction ceremony on March 10 in the school’s auditorium.

Allred, a 1989 graduate of PBGCHS, was honored as a multiple sport athlete, earning 10 varsity letters (in 12 sports seasons) in volleyball, soccer and softball. She played on the school’s 4A State Championship Softball Team, which captured titles in 1986, 1988 and 1989.

In volleyball, her accomplishments included twice MVP, 2nd team All-Conference, 2nd team All-Academic as a junior and 1st team as a senior, team motivator award, coaches award for defense, and she scored the most points in the district tournament for the district runner-up Gators her senior year.

In soccer, Allred also earned All-Conference and all area acclaim, MVP honors, Sun Sentinel First Team and Palm Coast 2nd team, 1st team All-Academic, and in 1988 was a key contributor to the District 9 and Region 6 team championships.

In softball, Allred starred on 3 state championship slow pitch softball teams, hitting .466 her senior year and being named 1st team All Area by the Palm Beach Post in addition to all conference.

Her senior classmates voted her “Most Athletic”, the Gardens staff nominated her for the Palm Beach Post Pathfinder Award in Sports, and Gator coaches voted her “Female Athlete of the Year.”

These athletic honors were in addition to other, numerous extracurriculars; Allred was also the high school’s Marching Band Drum Major for two years, played in the symphonic band, served as President of the Florida Future Educators of America chapter on campus, Treasurer of the National Honor Society, and a member of the senior class council.

“I think my most memorable sports experience from high school sports was learning the values of working as a member of a team,” Allred said. “I learned that no single person won (or lost) a ball game.  We relied on each other’s strengths and cheered for each other’s achievements.”

Congratulations, Tracy Anne!