Classroom Champions: China Spring's Jaret May

CHINA SPRING, Texas (KWTX) China Spring senior Jaret May loves the grind of athletics and competition. He's always pushing himself to be better in basketball as well as long distance in track.

"One of the things that I think I strive on is my motivation and in long distance it gets long and grueling," May said. "I really love to strive through difficult situations."

"Jaret’s one of those guys that I not only trust to do his job but not make mistakes," said China Spring coach Phil McCaslin. "It's something we take a lot of pride in as a program. I think Jaret exemplifies that. He just doesn't make mistakes. We make other people beat us. We don't beat ourselves. Then in the classroom I think you see that with Jaret. He excels because he doesn't make mistakes in the classroom (and) he takes care of his business. He's obviously intelligent. He capitalizes on his strengths and works on his weaknesses.

He will continue to capitalize on those strengths next year when he attends Tarleton State University with an interesting goal in mind after graduation.

"The ultimate goal for me would be to become the general manager of a professional sports team," May said. "So, I want to be front office. The Dallas Mavericks would be great."

In order to reach his end goal, he knows there is a long path ahead. But he is more than ready for the journey.

"When I first start I know I’m going to be in low spots, maybe even being the water boy for a team," May said. "I really just want to work my way up. I really love the grind as you would say."