Carson Gaisford: Alva Academic Athlete of the Month – Presented by Washburn Ford Lincoln


The Alva Academic Athlete is junior basketball player Carson Gaisford, who bolsters a 3.8 grade point average. Academics come first for Gaisford.

“School is important because my family really pushed me to get good grades so I can do big things in the future and good grades are really important in my family along with being a good person,” said Gaisford.

Another reason Carson is so focused on school is his future.

“I think they are important because when a lot of people see your grades,” said Gaisford, “and see they are high it looks like you’re a good person and a leader and it just makes you stand out and look good overall.”

Gaisford is a playmaker that comes off the bench for the Goldbugs. Alva has gotten off to a slower start than the team had hoped.


“I think our problem so far this season is we just haven’t played much like a team,” said Gaisford, “as a team I just don’t think we’ve done what’s best for the team and going forward I think that’s something we need to do better and have better chemistry.”

Gaisford’s favorite sport is actually baseball.

“I just enjoy baseball more, I’ve been playing it my whole life and it’s just my better sport,” said Gaisford.

Carson started playing varsity baseball as a sophomore and is the starting second baseman for the Goldbugs.

Gaisford is also involved in several clubs including Key Club (a community service club), student council, FFA and his churches youth group. He has won several local and county FFA awards for Best Heifer and has won a couple of Best Showman awards. Gaisford got into FFA because his grandpa is a farmer. Carson has been involved with FFA and 4-H as long as he’s been able to be.

Gaisford is just a junior so he isn’t sure what he wants to major in after high school, but he plans to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State for his bachelor’s degree. He says he may attend medical school after and would like to attend the University of Oklahoma if he does.