P1FCU Prep Athlete award goes to Genesee's Borth


This week’s P1FCU “Prep Athlete of the Week” award goes to a fellow up on the Palouse who’s been heavily relied upon over the last four years. Whether it was on the gridiron, on the hardwood or in the batter’s box on the diamond, Garrett Borth has embodied what a Genesee Bulldog student athlete is supposed to look like. Now it’s time to meet the budding superstar, Garrett Borth.

Garrett Borth is a three-sport star at Genesee High School competing in football, basketball, and baseball is all he’s ever known, but if he had to answer, his favorite time of the year would be spring.

"I'd have to say baseball is probably my favorite sport,” said Borth. “I like them all pretty equal but, I think I could play baseball all the time and not get tired of it."

Garrett’s sheer love for all sports goes unmatched but notes that that doesn’t make it easy.

"It is tough; I mean there's not many times during the year where you have a week span without going to practice or anything but I don't think I'd want it any other way,” said Borth. “It's fun and enjoy being with my teammates every day."

Garrett, who loves to hit the cages whenever he can, says it’s his approach at the plate which has allowed him to succeed in a Bulldog uniform.

"When I come up to the plate I'm always thinking; yes, yes, yes until it's a ball,” said Borth. “So if the ball comes in where I want it, then I'm swinging."

The senior who’s pondering the thought of baseball in college says if an opportunity doesn’t present himself, he knows where he’ll go!

"If I don't play baseball I'll go to the U-of-I and go into mechanical engineering,” said Borth. “I have two big brothers and they both went into mechanical engineering. I think it would be cool to have three brothers who are all engineers."

The Joe Maurer fan who gets support from his family, also has a father who doubles as the teams’ photographer and he loves having his dad at all of his games!

"Every year he has pictures of me and you can see me grow and develop as a player and as a person,” said Borth. “It is nice to have the support of both my parents. Actually just the other day I forgot to tell them that the game got updated to starting one hour earlier and they showed up an hour late and they were mad at me cuz they weren't there to support me, so it's a good problem to have."

We hope you enjoyed meeting Garrett this evening. Each week throughout the school year KLEW Sports and P1FCU team up to highlight a deserving athlete in the area. If you have someone you’d like to nominate you can shoot me an email at and we’ll showcase those athletes right here on KELW-TV for their outstanding accomplishments.

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