Hydro-Eakly’s Gabbi Parker – FCA All-State Athlete Spotlight – Presented by Caddo Kiowa Tech Center

Hydro-Eakly student-athelte Gabbi Parker was recently honored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes as one of the top student-athletes in Oklahoma. Receiving the honor was a humbling experience for Parker. 

“Being a Christian athlete and attending FCA Camp, I have learned how important being a role model is. Also, most importantly to give God all the credit for my athletic ability,” said Parker. 

As a multi-sport athlete at Hydro-Eakly High School, Parker understands the true meaning of being a good teammate and competing for the name on the front of the jersey and not the back. 

“Being a good teammate means finding your role and doing it well. Being the player your team can count on to get the job done,” Parker said. “I love being an athlete at HEHS because it’s a small town with a lot of community support. Also, most athletes from HEHS play multiple sports like me, so we really get to know each other well.”

Parker considers her teammates to be her best friends. 

“My favorite thing about my teammates is the bond we have made from our many bus rides together. From the songs we’ve sang, the stories we’ve told, my teammates are truly my best friends,” said Parker. 

As a student, Parker is involved in many other activities at school including FFA, Renaissance, National Honors Society and Choir. If that wasn’t enough, she also plays fast and slowpitch softball and basketball.

“My favorite memory at HEHS is playing in The Big House and being named 2019 Class A State Runner-Ups in basketball,” said Parker. 

One person she knows will always be there is her mother. 

“My biggest influence in my life has been my mother. She has taught me that my true definition comes from God, not my athletic performance. My mom has always been my number one fan in everything I do,” said Parker. 

Upon graduating from Hydro-Eakly, Parker plans to attend school in the area and work towards a degree.

“My plans following graduation are to attend Southwestern Oklahoma State University and obtain a Business Degree.”