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MJCA's Kittrell wins Jergenson Award
Mar 08, 2013 10:00 pm
Russell Award goes to longtime CU coach Hunt
By Andy Reed
Listening to a list of Andrew Kittrell's athletic accomplishments - leading tackler on the football team, top scorer in basketball and four track golf medals - one would never think the Mt. Juliet Christian sixth-grader has a number of disabilities.
But those accomplishments, despite missing four fingers on each hand and running on prosthetic legs, earned him the Kaia Jergenson Courage Award on Thursday night at the 15th annual Celebration of Champions at the Grand Ole Opry House.
In addition, longtime Cumberland baseball coach Woody Hunt was presented the Fred Russell Lifetime Achievement Award by the Nashville Sports Council.
Andrew's 13 years on Earth aren't near as long as Hunt's 32-year tenure with the Bulldogs, but they have been full of achievements nonetheless. He was born with a condition called Amniotic Band Syndrome which left him without four fingers on each hand and both legs.
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