Andre is proud to be Bahamian and dreams of one day representing his country at an International level.
A 2012 graduate of BMES Andre did not always show a love for track and field and in fact he was not the popular pick when recruiting a track squad. His passion for track developed in 2010 with a cane desire to be a member of the Carifta Team. This propelled him to take his training more seriously and this change in attitude later fuelled his desire to be the National Team.
Andre, a 400m runner at age 15 in 2010 became a member of the Carifta Team, Junior CAC Team and represented his country at the Junior World Games in Canada. During the Carifta Games his relay team received the silver medal and at the Junior CAC games, a gold medal. At the Junior World Games he was the youngest athlete on the squad.
At age 16 Andre continued to train hard and was a member of the record breaking 4 x 400m relay team at the Carifta Games and later in the year Andre went on to become the National Junior Champion in the 400m. He represented the country at the Youth World Games in France in 2011 where he was a 6th place finalist in the 400m and was ranked in the top 10 in the World for juniors. With a season’s best of 46.87 at 16, Andre always thrived to be the best that he could be in the sport he loves. Later in that year he received the prestigious Scholar Athlete Award.
Dreaming for bigger things in 2012 Andre had hoped to challenge himself and reach higher levels such as the Junior World Games in Spain. Unfortunately early in the season he pulled his hamstring as many athletes do, and was unable to accomplish many of his personal goals. Nevertheless due to his performance in 2011 at age 16 he was able to obtained various full scholarship offers from a number of colleges in the USA such as FSU, TCU, Texas A & M , Texas Tech, UCLA and many others.
Florida State University (FSU) seemed to be the perfect fit for his athletic and academic career and as of August 2012 he is proud to be a Seminole. He received a Full Four (4) Year Scholarship and plans to pursue a career in Architectural Design with hopes of one day running at an elite level and someday be listed as one of the Bahamas greats in track and field.
Now a part of FSU Andre hopes to make God, his family and his country proud.