North Oaks Sports Medicine athletic trainers have joined with North Oaks Physician Group orthopedic
surgeons to select Morrison “Airi” Hamilton, Carly Johnson,
Travis Shaw and Milan Love as Student-Athletes of the Month for October.
Morrison “Airi” Hamilton is the daughter to Theresa and Alvin
Hamilton. She is a very active and involved senior at Ponchatoula High
School and maintains a 3.76 GPA.
Girls Basketball Head Coach Patricia Landaiche nominated Hamilton. She
has belonged to the basketball team for 3 years playing guard and forward
positions. For the 2012-2013 season, she averaged 15 points, 5 rebounds
and 6 steals per game. She also is actively involved in Track & Field,
Girls State, Spanish Club, Talented Music and the National Honor Society.
According to her close friends and peers, she is always one of the first
to volunteer for community events, such as the Special Olympics and the
Little League World Series, which was held at the Ponchatoula Recreational
Park last summer.
From left: North Oaks Sports Medicine Supervisor Jeff Schmitt, Ponchatoula
High Assistant Basketball Coaches Kristi Gill and Lauren Long, Morrison
"Airi" Hamilton and North Oaks Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer
Carly Johnson is the daughter to Tracy and Scot Johnson and a senior at
Walker High School with a 4.0 GPA.
Johnson has been a part of the Walker High School Volleyball Team for 4
years. She averages 25 assists, 15 digs, 5 aces and 3 kills per game.
In her nomination of Johnson, Volleyball Head Coach Nicole Dufour noted
that she was regarded as a leader long before her senior year. “She
promotes a positive attitude that encourages her teammates to strive for
success,” Dufour explains. “Her definition of team lives far
beyond the game of volleyball. Her peers see her as someone who always
takes the time to help others with no expectation of accolades or recognition.”
Johnson is a National Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-American and
has received All-District honors for Volleyball and Softball the past 2 years.
From left: Walker High Principal Jason St. Pierre, North Oaks Sports Medicine
Supervisor Jeff Schmitt, Carly Johnson, North Oaks Sports Medicine Athletic
Trainer Nate Borget.
Travis Shaw is the son of Vickie and Dean Shaw and an Oak Forest Academy
senior with a 3.4 GPA. He is 4-year member of the Fighting Yellow Jackets
football team and plays both offensive and defensive lineman. The honor
student also throws shot put for the track team. He was nominated by Oak
Forest Principal and Head Football Coach Jason Brabham.
“Travis is a leader on both the offensive and defensive sides of
the ball. He is always focused on offense and very disruptive to the opposing
team’s offense when he plays defense,” explains Brabham. “He
constantly encourages his teammates to give their all whether on the field
or in the weight room. He is respectful of his team, the coaching staff
and the coaching strategy of leading by example.”
From left: North Oaks Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Josh Dawsey, Oak
Forest Academy Principal and Head Football Coach Jason Brabham, Travis
Shaw and North Oaks Sports Medicine Supervisor Jeff Schmitt.
Milan Love is the son to Mariem Love-White and Bret White and a senior
at Springfield High School with a 3.7 GPA.
Love was nominated by his Head Football Coach Ryan Serpas for leadership
in all aspects of life. He is a 4-year veteran of the school’s football
team and plays quarterback. He averages 11 carries for 85 yards, 2 passes
for 40 yards and 1 sack per game. Coach Serpas shares that Love is a hard-working
player who sets a great example for students to follow.
Love also tutors other students, plays basketball and baseball and belongs
to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Beta Club.
From left: North Oaks Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Mandy Trepagnier,
Milan Love and Springfield High Head Football Coach Ryan Serpas.
From August to April, North Oaks Sports Medicine staff and North Oaks
Physician Group of orthopedic physicians will choose a male and a female
student athlete from both Tangipahoa and Livingston Parishes as “Student-Athletes
of the Month.” Nominations are accepted from coaches, athletic directors
and principals. Athletes must:
- Excel in athletic competition
- Have a 3.0 grade point average or higher
- Participate in school/community organizations
- Respect coaches, teammates, officials, teachers and their peers.
In May, North Oaks Sports Medicine staff will select a “Student of
the Year” from all monthly honorees.
Nomination forms are available online
here or can be requested by calling
North Oak Sports Medicine at (985) 230-5248.