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December 2023 Elite Athletes of the Month

Elite Stone Supply, in conjunction with WBHF and Bartow Sports Zone, presents the ELITE ATHLETES OF THE MONTH. Each month, local high schools are provided the opportunity to name an Elite Athlete of the Month from their varsity programs and present the information on their honoree through Bartow Sports Zone and on 100.3FM and AM1450, WBHF in Cartersville.


Georgia Burrows represents Cartersville High School as the Canes’ December 2023 Elite Athlete of the Month. 

A junior member of the Cartersville varsity sideline and gameday cheerleading teams, she is the daughter of Joseph and Emily Burrows.

“Georgia is every coach’s dream. She is the most positive person you will ever meet and she always has a smile on her face. Georgia is one of the best sideline cheerleaders I have ever coached. She draws your eyes to her through her smile and spirit,” said Cartersville cheer coach Cissi Adams. “She is the epitome of an amazing young lady setting the standard for others to emulate.”

Burrows maintains a 4.4 GPA. She is on the all-A Honor Roll, an AP Scholar, and a two-time Governor’s Honors Program state nominee. She is a member of student government, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, HOSA, and Beta Club.

She plans to attend college to study nursing.

Woodland High School’s December Elite Athlete of the Month is Zyon Heath.

A senior forward and team captain for a second consecutive year on the Wildcats’ basketball team, Heath is the son of Fanesia Green.

“Zyon always leads by example,” said Woodland basketball coach Kip Dyer. “He is one of the first ones in the gym and one of the last to leave it. He holds his teammates accountable and ensures all their roles and duties are met.”

Heath plans to play college basketball.

The December 2023 Elite Athlete of the Month for Cass High School is Kiana McDaniel.

A junior guard and team captain for the Lady Colonels’ basketball team, McDaniel is averaging ten points, five steals, five assists, and five rebounds per game while Cass has started the season with an 8-3 mark. She was also named to the All-Tournament Team at the Red Raider Christmas Classic in Danielsville — a tournament won by the Lady Colonels.

“Kiana displays great leadership through her passion for the game,” noted Cass coach Burt Jackson. “She is constantly encouraging her teammates and is a positive role model for our girls on and off the floor. She is the epitome of the student/athlete.”

McDaniel is a 4.0 GPA student and the daughter of Corey and Dana McDaniel.

Jacob Pasley is the December 2023 Elite Athlete of the Month representing Adairsville High School.

A senior member of the Tigers’ wrestling team, Pasley had been successful at each tournament this season. He was 2-1 at the Dalton Carpet Classic; 4-2 at the McCallie Invitational; 3-0 in a dual match with Rome, Cedartown, and Armuchee; and was 3-1 and 165-pound runner-up at the Garvin Edwards Hall of Fame tournament.

“Jacob is a hard worker who shows up every day to get better,” said Tigers’ coach Spencer Jones. “He is a returning state placer looking to improve his place on the podium at this year’s state tournament. Jacob leads by his actions and pushes his teammates to be their best. I am proud of the young man and wrestler Jacob has become.”

A 4.0 GPA student, Pasley plans on attending a four-year college or university.


Editors Note: Photos and bios are supplied to Bartow Sports Zone and WBHF by the respective schools and athletic departments. Elite Stone Supply Co., LLC is the monthly sponsor. Athletes receive a plaque along with recognition during a radio feature on WBHF.


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