The North Oaks Sports Medicine team has chosen
Bobbi Amar, Keenan Austin, Marshall Graves and
Samara Scott as “Student-Athletes of the Month” for December 2013.
St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic High School (STA) junior Bobbi Amar,
17, has a 4.0 GPA. She is a cross country distance runner. She was the
school’s top runner during the first part of the season, taking
first place in the Ponchatoula Practice and STA Invitational meets. This
year, she is ranked twelfth overall in all classes in 3 miles and has
the second best time in Class 2A Cross Country.
Coach Miguel Becerra describes Amar as a great leader who encourages all
of her teammates, both on the field and in the classroom. She participates
in Campus Ministry, Student Council, Principal’s Advisory Committee
and Beta Club. She is the daughter of Darrell Amar and Mikki Vicknair.
At center, St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic High School’s Bobbi
Amar is congratulated, from left, by North Oaks Sports Medicine Athletic
Trainer Vanessa Taromina and Cross Country Head Coach Miguel Becerra.
Keenan Austin, 16, is a Springfield High School sophomore, who is a guard
on the boys basketball team. He also is a baseball player and starting
free safety for the football team with three interceptions this season.
Head Football Coach/Athletic Director Ryan Serpas notes that, even as a
sophomore, Austin distinguished himself as a starter in several basketball
games this season and continues to improve each week.
Austin is an active member of Future Farmers of America, Beta Club and
the Builders Club. He is the son of Nathan and Kayla Austin.
Springfield High School Boys Basketball Head Coach Jason Williams (left)
and North Oaks Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Mandy Trepagnier (right)
recognize Keenan Austin as the program’s Student-Athlete of the Month.
Fifteen-year-old Marshall Graves is a sophomore boys basketball player
at Hammond High Magnet School. He averages 14 points and six rebounds
per game, and is 9-3 overall to start the season.
Head Boys Basketball Coach Brent Grigas calls Graves a role model, who
student athletes admire as a balanced individual. He adds that he is a
phenomenal athlete, working hard on the court and in the classroom.
Graves is a member of National Honor Society and active in his church.
He is the son of Amy and Marshall Graves.
Hammond High Magnet School Head Basketball Coach Brent Grigas (left) and
North Oaks Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Kerrin Sitman (right) congratulate
Marshall Graves as Student-Athlete of the Month for December.
Samara Scott, 17, is a senior girls basketball point guard at Springfield
High School. Head Girls Basketball Coach Lisa Thornton shares that Scott
has shown great leadership and character, despite some obstacles this
season, and is one of the most respectful and hard-working athletes she
has coached. Many hours of hard work and dedication have increased her
skill level and confidence, Thornton adds.
Scott is treasurer of the school’s Builders program, a member of
Library Club and Talent Search. She also gives of her time to the Young
at Heart Club senior citizen center each week and volunteers for TARC
and Louisiana Special Olympics. She is the daughter of Lovenia Scott and
the late Sam Scott.
Springfield High School Girls Basketball Coach Lisa Thornton (left) and
North Oaks Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Mandy Trepagnier (right) congratulate
Samara Scott on receiving the North Oaks Sports Medicine Student-Athlete
of the Month Award.
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 available online
here or can be requested by calling North Oaks Sports Medicine at (985) 230-5248.