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North Oaks Sports Medicine Announces 2016 Fall Student-Athletes of the Season

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  • Written By: Ashley Miller

North Oaks Sports Medicine athletic trainers have joined North Oaks Physician Group orthopedic 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 Nate Borget.

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 field.”

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 Torrence Joseph.
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 Blane Westmoreland.
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.