Joined by family, teammates, teachers and friends, Spartanburg Day School senior Anderson Gosnell committed Thursday to play tennis at Centre College.
At SDS, Anderson has participated in Griffin Tennis program since the sixth grade, playing No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles for the last two years. He served a key role in securing the team’s two SCISA state championship wins during his tenure and collected several individual accolades including being named All Region Player of the Year in 2022. He is a three-time All Region Player and named twice to the GoUpstate All Area Team.
“Spartanburg Day School has given me the opportunity to learn and grow on and off the court,” Anderson said. “Being on the varsity team since sixth grade, I’ve learned how to be a leader and the importance of positive encouragement through not only being a leader, but by being led by previous teammates. Coach Bob (Allsbrook) has put many years into helping me become a better player. Having him as a coach has elevated my game to the next level, and I am grateful for all he’s done for me.”
Allsbrook, varsity boys tennis coach, said he is excited to watch Anderson continue developing his skills at the collegiate level.
“Anderson has continued to develop and improve each year, displaying great enthusiasm and passion for the game,” Allsbrook said. “Tennis is taking him on another journey in the Fall. I am sure Anderson will make a large impact on the Centre team throughout his career there. I wish him continued success for many years to come.”
Athletic Director Joy Couch added that Anderson’s abilities as an accomplished student-athlete will serve him well at the next level.
“Anderson has contributed so much to our athletic program,” Couch said. “His contributions on and off the court have benefited both his teammates and our school community. We wish him the best and look forward to watching his continued success after graduation.”