Briarwood Athletes Shine in Spring Sports Season

Briarwood Athletes Shine in Spring Sports Season

As the spring season draws to a close, the Briarwood Mustangs have again demonstrated their athletic skills in tennis, track and field, and golf. At Briarwood, our students begin their student-athlete journey in Middle School, a unique aspect of our athletic program. Daily movement and participation in sports offers numerous benefits to students with learning differences, such as enhancing motor skills and boosting focus and self-esteem.

Briarwood is a proud member of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools, or TAPPS, enabling our students to compete with other schools across Texas. 


Our boys’ varsity tennis team secured the TAPPS 1A State Championship, capping off a rewarding season after a 1A District championship win. Ian J. and Andres B. continued their district success and won the 1A boys’ doubles state championship. Senior Brandon H. finished third place in the individual state rankings.

District awards were also earned by Andres B. and Ian J. (district doubles champions), Brandon H. (runner up), Sawyer K. (5th), Carter C. (5th), and Ashton K. and Christopher Y. (3rd in doubles).

In Middle School, doubles team Paolo C. and Cal G. won 3rd place.

Track and Field

Our Middle School track teams concluded their season on a high note at their final meet, bringing home several awards and breaking multiple records – both personal and school-wide. Record breakers included Parker B., Sydney C., William F., Hunter H., Ryan S., and Jaden S. The boys’ team successfully defended their 1A conference championship title for the second consecutive year, while the girls’ team finished third. Our Mustangs broke seven records this year, including the boys’ 100 m, 200 m, 400 m, 4×100 relay, 4×200 relay, discus, and girls’ 55 meters.

There were also several record breakers in Upper School throughout the season: Kate B., Brooke M., Petra S., Ellie R., and Nate S. At the state level, Christiane G. placed 7th in the 3200m. Boys’ relay team Nate S., Rhys D., James W., Graves G., and Landon B. (alt.) secured 7th in the 4×200 relay and 4th in the 4×400 relay. Girls’ relay ream Kate B., Brooke M., Petra S., Ellie R., and Christiane G. (alt.) placed 4th in the 4×400 relay.


The varsity golf team had a successful season, ending in a trip to the TAPPS 1A State Championship. The girls’ team placed fifth in the state. Their skill, focus, and determination were evident throughout the season.

Each of these achievements represents the talent and commitment of our Mustang student-athletes and the support from our coaches and community. Congratulations to all our student-athletes for a successful sports season.

Media Contact: Erin Gregg,

Career Day Inspires Briarwood Students

Career Day Inspires Briarwood Students

“I’m not sure what I want to be when I grow up, but I bet I’ll have some good ideas later!” This was just one of the statements made by Lower School students on Wednesday, April 3, during The Briarwood School’s second annual Career Day.
Thanks to the participation of our Mustang parents, students had the chance to explore a diverse range of professions. From chefs to engineers, ballerinas to pediatric doctors, airline pilots to chief administrative officers, graphic designers to financial advisors, and even senior medical consultants to the Department of Defense, ICU nurses, media directors, and more, there was a wealth of career options to discover.
Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for students with learning differences to be told that they won’t succeed in higher education or certain careers. At Briarwood, we reinforce the belief that you can do hard things and anything you set your mind to. We equip our students with the tools they need to succeed, such as diagnostic-prescriptive instruction and a voice and choice in their learning. Career Day takes that mission a step further, showing students the vast array of opportunities available to them.
A special thank you to faculty members Evelyn O’Krinsky, Thaint Elliott, Chelsea Glenn, and Kate McCauley for their student-centered focus, passion, and effort in making Career Day a success.
Media Contact: Beth Anchondo,