North Oaks Sports Medicine athletic trainers have joined
North Oaks Physician Group orthopaedic surgeons to select Caylon Brabham, Evan Johnson, Grace David and Cheyenne Labruzza
as the 2016 Fall “Student-Athletes of the Season” in Tangipahoa
and Livingston parishes.
A female and male student were chosen from both parishes, representing
the months of August through October.
Oak Forest Academy junior Caylon Brabham, 16, plays first base for the
softball team. Thus far, she has 52 hits, 14 of which were home runs,
66 RBIs, 47 runs and 31 walks.
“Caylon is committed academically and physically to school and sports,”
shares Coach Pat King.
In addition to excelling in sports, Caylon has a 4.0 GPA, and is a member
of the Beta Club. She has received an athletic scholarship for softball
from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and is expected to commit
during her senior year. She is the daughter of Jason and Carmen Brabham.
From left are Oak Forest Academy Athletic Director Pat King, North Oaks
Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer April Baize, Oak Forest Academy Principal
Jason Brabham, Caylon Brabham and North Oaks Sports Medicine Supervisor
Evan Johnson, 17, is a Loranger High School senior with a 3.5 GPA. Evan
plays running back and wide receiver on the football team. In eight games,
he has had 178 carries for 1,249 yards, 16 receptions for 210 yards, 13
touchdowns and 16 kick-off returns for 545 yards—2 of which were
returned for touchdowns.
“Evan has the heart of a lion,” comments Coach Sam Messina.
“His love and passion for the game is obvious on and off the football
Johnson is also involved in Upward Bound and is a member of the basketball
and track teams. He is the son of Eric and Constance Conley.
From left are North Oaks Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Whitney Phillips,
North Oaks Sports Medicine Supervisor Nate Borget, Evan Johnson, Loranger
High School Head Football Coach Sam Messina and Loranger High School Principal
Grace David, 17, is a senior cheerleader at Albany High School with a
3.56 GPA. She has been a member of the squad for 4 years and currently
serves as captain.
“Grace is a natural born leader who is well-respected by her team
as well as the student body,” remarks Coach Melissa Wild. “Her
work ethic and leadership qualities make her an asset to her team, the
school and the community.”
Grace is a member of the Beta Club, Student Government Association and
St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, where she belongs to the youth group
and is an altar server. She is the daughter of Mike and Tracey Doran.
From left are North Oaks Sports Medicine Supervisor Nate Borget, Grace
David and Albany High School Cheer Coach Melissa Wild.
Cheyenne Labruzza, 17, is a senior football player at Albany High School
with a 4.2 GPA. He plays defensive back, running back and receiver. As
a defensive back, he has 23 tackles, with 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble
recovery. As a running back, he has 528 rushing yards on 28 carries and
5 touchdowns. He has 7 receptions for 195 yards and 4 touchdowns.
“Cheyenne constantly encourages his teammates to be their best, whether
motivating them to watch game film or reviewing plays to make sure formations
are correct,” shares Head Football Coach and Athletic Director Blane
Westmoreland. “He also is a pleasant young man with great manners.”
Cheyenne is an active member of Students Against Drunk Drivers, Family,
Care and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and Fellowship of Christian
Athletes (FCA). He has committed to play football at the University of
Tennessee after graduation. He lives with his brother Tracey Parker and
his brother’s wife Paula Suerez.
From left are North Oaks Sports Medicine Supervisor Nate Borget, Cheyenne
Labruzza and Albany High School Athletic Director/Head Football Coach
Student-athletes are nominated by principals, coaches and athletic directors
from high schools in Tangipahoa and Livingston parishes. Candidates must:
have a 3.0 GPA 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, the North Oaks
Sports Medicine team will choose a “Student-Athlete of the Year”
from all season honorees.
Nomination forms are available
online or can be requested by calling North Oaks Sports Medicine at (985) 230-5248.