Heaps Wins 6A Bryant/Jordan Scholar Athlete Award

  • Tuesday, April 11, 2023 – Mountain Brook High School senior, Jack Heaps, was named the 2023 class 6A winner of the Larry Striplin Jr. Blankenship Scholar-Athlete Award at Monday night’s 38th annual Bryant-Jordan Student-Athlete Awards Banquet in Birmingham.

    This awards Heaps $6,500 in scholarship money from the Bryant-Jordan program, which annually grants over half a million dollars of scholarships to student-athletes across Alabama.

    Jack has a 4.39 GPA and his transcript includes 13 advanced and 10 AP courses.

    “He’s a problem solver with a competitive drive all his own,” MBHS College Advisor Karen Svetlay said. “His teachers have been impressed with his intellect, how he engages with his peers and his critical thinking skills. Even when games or practices keep him up late, Jack always makes time for his coursework making every minute count.”

    Heaps is a member of the varsity boy's soccer team and this past fall, he joined the football team helping out with punting and kicking duties late in the season. He played a pivotal role in helping the Spartan football team finish as the 2022 6A runner-up. In his primary sport, Jack has left a legacy on the boy's soccer program with a resume that includes the following:


    • 33 goals 5 assists

    • Gatorade Player of the Year for Alabama

    • United Soccer Coaches Association State Player of the Year for Alabama

    • United Soccer Coaches Association High School All American

    • Single-season goal-scoring record holder (33)


    • 23 goals and 8 assists (as of April 11, 2023)

    • Signed with Georgetown University

    • Career goal-scoring leader at Mountain Brook High School with 81 and counting

    Heaps and his teammates are currently seeking to defend their 6A state championship this spring.