Chickasha’s Austin Albright – Athlete of the Month Presented by Bank of Commerce

By Corey Heim

Austin Albright, a senior at Chickasha High School, has made an impact in his time as a student athlete by competing in basketball, baseball and football.

Albright plays as a pitcher and third baseman in baseball, point guard in basketball, and a wide receiver and safety in football. He began playing baseball in T-ball before moving into competitive travel baseball and then competing for Chickasha in middle school. He also began playing basketball and football for Chickasha in middle school.

Albright said he enjoys playing sports because he loves to compete and because of the bonds he has made with his teammates and friends.

“I couldn’t ask for a better group of guys to grind with, laugh with, or cry with,” Albright said. “They have stuck it out through the ups and downs for the past three years.”

He said he is also very thankful for all of the lessons he has learned during his time competing for Chickasha and for the support his community has shown it’s student athletes.

“Growing up in Chickasha I have been very lucky regardless of our season’s wins and losses, to always have our community backing us and supporting us,” Albright said.

He also credited his coaches for being excellent teachers and encouragers for him and his fellow teammates. He said they have always taught their athletes to use their failures as a driving mechanism for their future successes, and to stay consistent through their victories and struggles. His coach, Jerry Bray had praise of his own for Albright as well.

“Austin Albright has been everything you want in a player,” Bray said. “A great student, great athlete, respectful, humble, hardworking and a great teammate.”

Aside from competing in numerous sports, he has also proven himself to be an outstanding student. He is ranked third in his class, carries a 4.0 GPA, serves as president of his school’s FCA chapter is a member of the National Honor Society and Oklahoma Honor Society.

After graduating next May, Albright plans on attending college and hopefully furthering his baseball career at that level. He is also planning on running and operating his family’s farm and ranch in the future.