FORT WORTH, Texas (April 26, 2023) – Six student-athletes in Fort Worth Country Day’s Class of 2023 have committed to play their chosen sports at Division I and III colleges and universities in the fall of 2023. Three FWCD student-athletes will compete on the track & field teams at Stanford University, Cornell University and Oklahoma State University; one will compete on the golf team at the University of Oklahoma; one will play baseball at Sewanee/The University of the South; and one will play field hockey at Wake Forest University.
Caroline Grebe will play field hockey at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In addition to playing at FWCD, where she was named Southwest Preparatory Conference All-Conference Honorable Mention during both her freshman and junior years, Grebe competes on the Lone Star Field Hockey club team.
Jeremy Henderson will compete on the track & field team at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. At FWCD, Henderson runs the 100m, 200m, 400m, 4x100 and 4x400 relays, and is a talented long-jumper.
Connor Henry will play golf at the University of Oklahoma. Henry was the boys golf SPC champion in 2021, won the SPC Golf Championship individual title in 2022, and won the Legends Junior Tour 2022 Texas Cup Invitational.
Sutton Howard will compete on the track & field team at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. During her time at FWCD, she emerged as FWCD’s greatest thrower and one of the preeminent throwers in SPC history, being crowned the 2022 SPC champion in shot put and runner-up in discus.
Paxton Matthews will play baseball at Sewanee/The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. A versatile athlete, Matthews plays third base, catcher and outfield.
Rachel Nelson will run track at Stanford University in Stanford, California. Nelson is a 13-time AAU and USA Track & Field All-American (100m, 200m, 400m), a five-time Texas SPC champion and a three-time national champion. She is the only athlete in SPC history to win the 100m, 200m and 400m in the same championship meet.
“We could not be prouder of our six student-athletes and the commitment they have each made to continue their sport as a college athlete,” said Leigh Block, athletic director at FWCD. “They have played invaluable roles and made tremendous contributions to the field hockey, golf, baseball, and track & field programs at FWCD, leading by example and exemplifying coachability, fierce competitiveness and a tireless commitment to athletic excellence. These students are prepared and ready for the next level, and we can’t wait to see what they accomplish in their next journey as college student-athletes.”
Since 1963, Fort Worth Country Day has inspired the passion to learn, the courage to lead, and the commitment to serve through a program that fosters the intellectual, physical, emotional and ethical development of its students. Situated on 104 acres in southwest Fort Worth, Fort Worth Country Day’s 220 faculty/staff members lead and teach grades JK-12. Offering a comprehensive college-preparatory curriculum, Fort Worth Country Day focuses on the 3A’s—academics, arts and athletics—to bring balance to students’ experiences, provide opportunities to explore multiple interests, and thrive in a compassionate community. To learn more about Fort Worth Country Day, visit or
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