Open Accessibility Menu

North Oaks Sports Medicine Announces 2020-21 Student-Athletes of the Year

  • Category: In The News
  • Posted On:
  • Written By: Melanie Lanaux Zaffuto
North Oaks Sports Medicine Announces 2020-21 Student-Athletes of the Year

Based on the number of votes received via an online poll, Kaitlyn Norman of Springfield High School and Michael “Konnor” Graham of Hammond High Magnet School have been named North Oaks Sports Medicine’s “Student-Athletes of the Year” for 2020-2021. The public poll was conducted June 3-18 on North Oaks Health System’s website and the North Oaks Sports Instagram account.

Both were previously nominated by their coaches and selected by North Oaks Sports Medicine’s certified athletic trainers and North Oaks Orthopedic Specialty Center’s team of providers for recognition as Student-Athletes of the 2021 Spring Season.

With a 4.1 GPA, Springfield High School graduate and Student of the Year Kaitlyn Norman belonged to the Bulldogs Basketball and Track and Field teams since her freshman year. A participant in Southeastern Louisiana University’s Upward Bound program, Norman will attend Xavier University in New Orleans on an academic scholarship this fall.

While in high school, Norman’s track and field events include the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 4 x 200-meter relay and the 4 x 100-meter relay. As captain of the basketball team, she averaged 10 points per game and led her team to the third round of playoffs for the first time in school history this year. Norman also was named to the All-District 2A Second Team this year.

“Kaitlyn leads by example in every aspect of her daily life, from academics and athletics to community service,” affirms the Bulldogs’ Track and Field Coach Storm Reeves.

Hammond High Magnet School honor student Michael “Konnor” Graham is a rising junior who completed his sophomore year with a 4.0 GPA. He plays football and has pitched and played first base for the past 2 years.

With four homeruns and 12 doubles this past season, Graham averaged .386 at bat and .522 on base. In 38 innings pitched, he forced 55 strikeouts.

“Konnor works hard and stays after practice to get in extra time,” Head Baseball Coach Michael Rutland explains. “He maintains a 4.0 GPA while playing two sports and encouraging his teammates, as well as other students along the way.”

To learn more about North Oaks Sports Medicine or the Student Athlete of the Season/Year program, call North Oaks Public Relations at (985) 230-6647. To learn more about North Oaks Health System’s sports medicine, performance and nutrition services, follow North Oaks Sports on Instagram.