The North Oaks Sports Medicine team is cheering for D’Antonio Daigre,
Thomas Shepard, Cameron Tate and Taylin Underwood as “Student-Athletes
of the Month.”
Walker High School’s Daigre has a 3.7 grade point average (GPA).
He is a power lifter, and has “moved up in weight classes to selflessly
make room for other teammates,” according to Coach James Roberts.
He also has been recognized by all-state academic football, by all-parish
football and as Powerlifting East Regional Runner-Up.
From left, North Oaks Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Nate Borget, D’Antonio
Daigre and North Oaks Medicine Supervisor Jeff Schmitt.
Shepard is Ponchatoula High School’s leading scorer on the basketball
team, and is an excellent rebounder, according to Coach Thomas Taylor.
He adds that Shepard, who has a 3.8 GPA, excels in academics, has high
standards and always has an encouraging word for his teammates.
From left, North Oaks Sports Medicine Supervisor Jeff Schmitt, Ponchatoula
High School Head Basketball Coach Thomas Taylor, Thomas Shepard, North
Oaks Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Jonathan Gantt and Principal Danny
Tate, who has a 3.2 GPA, is center defender on the girls’ soccer
team. Coach Anne Klein describes her as a hard worker who encourages others
to do their best, even extending the same spirit beyond the playing field.
From left, Hammond High School Principal Chad Troxclair, North Oaks Sports
Medicine Athletic Trainer Kerrin Sitman, Cameron Tate, Hammond Magnet
High Head Soccer Coach Anne Klein, Courtney Jones, North Oaks Sports Medicine
Athletic Trainer Kerrin Sitman and North Oaks Sports Medicine Supervisor
Underwood, a forward on Doyle High School’s girls’ basketball
team, recently scored her 3,000th career point, one of only eight athletes
in Louisiana history to achieve that record. She has a 4.0 GPA, and will
be playing basketball for Southeastern Louisiana University in the fall.
Coach Guy McDonald points out that she has led her team to the playoffs
for the fourth consecutive year and is a leader in her senior class.
From left, Doyle High School Basketball Coach Guy McDonald, North Oaks
Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Matt Stumpf, Taylin Underwood and North
Oaks Sports Medicine Supervisor Jeff Schmitt.
From August 2013 to April 2014, North Oaks Sports Medicine staff and North
Oaks Orthopaedic Specialty Center physicians will choose a male and female
from the two parishes who have a 3.0 grade point average or higher; excel
in athletic competition; participate in school and community organizations;
and have earned the respect of coaches, teammates, officials, teachers
and their peers. In May, they will choose a “Student-Athlete of
the Year” from all the monthly honorees. Nominations are accepted
from coaches, athletic directors and principals.
Nomination forms are posted at
www.northoaks.org/athlete or can be requested by calling
North Oaks Sports Medicine at