North Oaks Sports Medicine certified athletic trainers have joined North Oaks Physician Group
orthopaedic surgeons to select Chloe Stokes, Austin Granier, Haleigh Pourciau and Brock Bankston
as the 2019 “Student-Athletes of the Spring Season” in Tangipahoa
and Livingston parishes.
Female and male students were chosen from both parishes, representing the
months of February, March and April 2019.
Chloe Stokes is graduating as an honor student with a 4.0 GPA at Jewel
Sumner High School in Kentwood.
Stokes has played softball with the Cowgirls throughout her high school
career, ending this season with a .393 batting average and throwing 82
strikeouts as pitcher. She is pictured above (second from left) with Jewel
Sumner High School Head Softball Coach Joanie Booty, North Oaks Sports
Medicine Athletic Trainer Jenna Miller and Head Athletic Trainer/Supervisor
According to Cowgirls Head Softball Coach Joanie Booty, Stokes is always
prepared to take a “captain’s role” as an example to
others of sportsmanship and scholarship on and off the field.
In addition to softball, Stokes also is involved in Students Helping Students,
the Beta Club and the Spanish Club.
Ponchatoula senior Austin Granier graduated with a 3.98 GPA and recently
threw a complete game no-hitter for the Green Wave against Chalmette on
As president of Ponchatoula High’s Key Club, Granier actively sought
to share his talents and experiences with others in the community. He
is pictured above (second from left) with Ponchatoula High School’s
Assistant Baseball Coach Brett Vampran, North Oaks Sports Medicine Athletic
Trainer Nicholas Owens and Head Athletic Trainer/Supervisor Matt Rabalais.
“Austin really tries to be a leader in the community,” says
Ponchatoula High School’s Assistant Baseball Coach Brett Vampran.
“He serves as a coach in local recreational sports leagues and as
an after-school tutor at the public library.”
Sophomore Haleigh Pourciau of Walker High School couples a 4.0 GPA with
a .389 batting average and 1.2 ERA on the softball field.
She is pictured above (third from left) with North Oaks Sports Medicine
Head Athletic Trainer/Supervisor Matt Rabalais and Athletic Trainer Anthony
Baham and Wildcats Softball Coach Hali Fletcher.
“Haleigh is one of the hardest workers I have ever coached,”
states Wildcats Softball Coach Hali Fletcher. “She leads by example
in the classroom, in the hallways and always on the field. She is a student-athlete
that balances both responsibilities proficiently.”
Third baseman Brock Bankston of Albany High School also has a 4.0 GPA and
recently garnered First Team All-District and All-Parish honors.
He is pictured above (second from left) with Albany High School Head Baseball
Coach Gabriel Woods, North Oaks Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Mandy
Serpas and Head Athletic Trainer/Supervisor Matt Rabalais.
Bankston, who ended the year with a .300 batting average, is the “first
guy on the field and the last to leave every day,” according to
Head Hornets Baseball Coach Gabriel Woods. “He excels in the classroom
and encourages his teammates to also stand out.”
Principals, coaches and athletic directors from high schools in Tangipahoa
and Livingston parishes nominate student-athletes. 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 peers. In May, the North Oaks Sports Medicine
team will choose a “Student-Athlete of the Year” from all
Nomination forms are available
here or can be requested by calling North Oaks Sports Medicine at (985) 230-5248.