Published April 9, 2009
Connolly, who runs cross country and track at Marist, shared the award with another runner, Sarah Elizabeth Adams of Spalding High School, Griffin. Both athletes will continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level, Adams at North Georgia College & State University, Dahlonega, and Connolly at Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H. Both are nominees for the Southeast region award, and if selected, he will become a nominee for the National Scholar Athlete of the Year Award. Connolly is a parishioner at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Atlanta. Adams, who is also Catholic, attends sacred Heart Church Griffin.