HAMMOND – Certified athletic trainers from North Oaks Sports Medicine have joined with suppliers at North Oaks Orthopedic Specialty Center to select Sidreka Martin, of Jewel Sumner High School in Kentwood, and Landon Neal, of Oak Forest Academy in Amite, as student-athletes for the November winter season. until January.
Sidreka, a junior, plays center for the Jewel Sumner Cowgirls basketball team and has a cumulative GPA of 3.36.
Sidreka, who has been playing basketball for a year, averages 4 points, 10 rebounds and 1 assist per game.
“Sidreka always encourages her peers to challenge themselves to get better grades and be better athletes,” said Cowgirls basketball coach Kara Corkern. “She also inspires them to be good people and to make positive choices.”
Landon is a senior at Oak Forest with a 4.0 GPA.
Shooting goaltender and defender, Landon averages 17 points per game. In the Dec. 29 Yellow Jackets game against Wayne Academy, Landon surpassed his average scoring 19 points in the first quarter.
“Landon is extremely respectful to his coaches, teammates and teachers. He’s always looking to lend a helping hand, and I love seeing him mentor young players on what it takes to be great young men and balance school with athletics on a daily basis, ”said the coach of basketball Curtis Matherne. “Landon is an absolute joy to train and to have around. “
Off the field, Landon belongs to the Beta and Interact clubs. He sits on the ball committee and placed first in the district literary rally. He also plays competitive football.
The directors, coaches and sports directors of the secondary schools of the parishes of Tangipahoa and Livingston appoint student-athletes. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, excel in athletic competitions, 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 among the All-Season winners.
Nomination forms are available at www.northoaks.org/studentathlete or can be requested by calling North Oaks Sports Medicine at (985) 230-5248.