Noble’s Trevor Lorenz: Driven Athlete of the Month – Presented by Landers Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Norman


By John Tranchina

There’s not much typical about Trevor Lorenz.

As a freshman, he earned the spot of number one bag on Noble’s golf squad, and unusually for a golfer, he also excels at both football and basketball – not a very common combination of sports for one athlete.

But Lorenz, even though he just started playing golf less than three years ago, put in a lot of time working on his golf game, and it paid off with an outstanding season that culminated with a nice showing at the Class 5A state tournament in May. Lorenz finished 33rd overall with a three-round total of 251 (82-84-85).

“I thought we had a really great golf season, actually, compared to the past couple of years,” said Lorenz, focusing on how the Bears did as a team, which included a ninth place finish at state. “We were the only boys team to go to state, which was quite a big deal. Obviously, there’s always room for improvement in anything you do, but I think as a team, we played pretty well and pretty organized, and we all had a great time this season.

“Personally, I felt like I had my ups and downs, but I felt like I had a great season.”

A key reason is because Lorenz really put in the practice time.

“I’ve been working really hard on my game, especially during the season,” said Lorenz, who plays quarterback and free safety on Noble’s football team and fills a power forward role on the basketball squad. “As soon as school’s out, you go to dark, so 3:20 in the afternoon until about 8:00 every single day, just working on your game. Golf’s one of those games where it takes a lot of patience and it takes a lot of practice, because practice makes perfect. I thought I practiced really hard and it paid off come tournament time.”

Lorenz and his attitude towards his schoolwork is also not typical – he puts a lot of emphasis on making sure he does well in his classes, as he sports an impressive 4.0 GPA.

“My academics are so important to me, because it really goes to show that there’s more to being a student/athlete than just the athlete part,” he said. “A lot of stereotypes say, ‘Oh, you don’t really focus hard in the classroom, you kind of just play your sport and go on with your day,’ when really, I think it’s just the opposite, because really, your school has to come first in order to succeed. And I like learning, it’s fun. Which sounds crazy, but I love learning new things and getting to talk about new things, and people and important events.”