Congratulations to the Arab Encore Athlete of the Month, Branden Mendez! Branden is a multi-sport, Freshman athlete at Brindlee Mountain High School in Guntersville, AL. He has been on the varsity Cross Country team for 1 year, the Track and Field Team for 2 years, and has now started playing on the the Lions Varsity Basketball team. You will be able to find him on the court wearing the jersey number 40 this season. Branden has also won the All Country Cross Country award during his sports career. He is the son of Alfredo and Blanca Ruiz.