Recognizing Athletic Excellence

Each year, GPS recognizes a select number of alumnae and GPS coaches for their outstanding accomplishments in and contributions to athletics while at GPS and beyond. In keeping with our tradition of athletic excellence, inducted alumnae represent worthy role models whom younger athletes might choose to emulate.

2024 Athletic Hall of Fame

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  • Jessica Phillips Stanfield, DPT '08

    Jessica Phillips Stanfield, DPT '08

    Jessica Phillips Stanfield was a four-year letterwinner during her time on the diamond at GPS. She was named Best of Preps by the Chattanooga Times Free Press three times and was also a three-time TSWA All-State and All-City selection. Her offensive and defensive skills helped lead GPS to back-to-back Division II state championships in 2007 and 2008 and state runner-up finishes in 2005 and 2006. Jessica had a four-year career batting average of .392 with 95 runs, 32 doubles, two triples, 18 home runs and 130 RBIs. While at GPS, she also earned the Laura Holt Award and the Isabell McCall Pottery Award. In addition to her school softball success, Jessica played on the Chattanooga Eagles traveling team for six years and helped the team finish fifth nationally in 2003 at the ASA Nationals. She received a scholarship to continue her playing career at the University of Memphis, where she still ranks first all-time in putouts on defense (1,049) and double plays turned (35), second with sacrifice flies (5), runs batted in (103), and most career home runs (25), and third in school history in at-bats (514), doubles (27), and total bases (240). She holds the fourth-highest career slugging percentage (.467), most games played (198), most games started (183), most walks (61), and hits (132). Today, Jessica works as a doctor of physical therapy at the CHI Memorial-Glenwood Campus and resides in Ringgold with her husband, Tony, and their newborn son, Jackson.
  • Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams

    Behind every great school athletic program are those who ensure the athletes stay healthy and fit for performance. In 1995, Robbie Williams accepted an employment offer from the Center for Sports Medicine to serve as the first full-time athletic trainer at GPS; for the next 23 years, he was the only athletic trainer for the Bruisers. In 2020, he was recognized as the Tennessee State Sandy Sandlin High School Athletic Trainer of the Year. In addition to his role at GPS, Williams served as the coordinator of athletic training at the Center for Sports Medicine, where he supervised 15 fellow athletic trainers; in 2010, he took on the role as athletic trainer for the Chattanooga Football Club. Robbie and his wife, Angie, have two daughters, Jennie ’17 and Sydnie ’25.

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  • + 2021 Athletic Hall of Fame

    Bronte Goodhue, Class of 2011
    Emily Boydston, Class of 2006
    Lindsay Edmondson Wyatt, Class of 2011
  • + 2020 Athletic Hall of Fame

    Alana Smith, Class of 2000
    Julianne Wilson, Class of 2010
    Lillian Hammond, Class of 2005
    Stephanie Harris, Class of 2005
    Tori Lewis, Class of 2010