Noted Boxing Olympian Marlen Esparza (left) visited Garcia Middle School to present an award from the Rio Grande Valley Golden Gloves Boxing Organization to Naylea Acosta (right). Naylea, a Garcia 7th grade student, won her weight class at the Golden Gloves regional tournament held in Brownsville in February.  Esparza qualified to compete at the 2012 Olympics, becoming the first American woman to qualify the first year that women’s boxing became an Olympic event earning a Bronze Medal.  She surprised Naylea with the award at a 7th grade school assembly and spoke to students about staying in school, achieving their goals, and taking pride in themselves and their community.