LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Henry Clay senior Noah Tapp is this year’s winner of the Tommy Bell Award, given each year to Lexington’s outstanding high school student-athlete.
Tapp, a 7-time letter winner for the Henry Clay tennis team, graduated with a 4.9 weighted grade point average. Tapp will attend Washington and Lee University.
“Throughout high school it's been challenging, but very rewarding,” Tapp said. “I've had a lot of great people behind me, support staff, to make sure I stayed focus and improved, both on and off the court. So I'm really thankful for all those coaches, teachers and family who've been with me throughout the years.”
Tapp was named all-region and all-state in tennis and won the 11th region Tennis Sportsmanship Award. His is two-time team captain for the Blue Devils and has been named the team’s most valuable player the past four seasons.
“It's a great honor,” Tapp said of winning the Bell Award. “He was definitely an advocate for the Lexington community. I've got to read about some of what he's done, as an attorney on the UK athletics board, and what he did in the NFL. I'm very honored to receive this award in his name.”