Each month, the Southwestern Conference will recognize student-athletes who are excelling in the classroom as well as those who have demonstrated the highest levels of integrity and sportsmanship. For December the SWC recognizes the following student athletes:
Scholar Athletes of the Month
Jenna Yunis (Senior)
North Ridgeville High School
Basketball & Softball
A College Credit Plus student enrolled in Statistics and English, Yunis is ranked in the Top-20 of her senior class at North Ridgeville and has a 4.142 cumulative grade point average. The senior athlete has earned the High Honor Roll all four years and was named a varsity captain this winter for the Rangers basketball team. Yunis is a member of National Honors Society, Champions for Life, Varsity R, Thrive, and the Anti-Bullying Club at North Ridgeville.
Jack Williams (Senior)
Westlake High School
Swimming/Diving & Baseball
Williams is a National Merit Commended Scholar who score a perfect 36 on his ACT. The senior holds a 4.285 cumulative grade point average and has received the High Honor Roll all four years at Westlake. He is currently enrolled in AP Stats, Physics, Literature, French, Calculus, Government, Biology, Chemistry, US History and Honors Human Anatomy. Williams is a member of the National Honors Society where he serves as Treasurer and is an AP Scholar. He volunteers his time at Youth Challenge, an organization that works with special needs youth. The four year varsity letter winner in swimming and two year varsity letter winner in baseball is considering attending Johns Hopkins, Duke, Stanford, Northwestern, Emory, Princeton, Michigan and The Ohio State University in the Fall.
Sportsmanship Athletes of the Month
Hailey Hodge (Junior)
Avon Lake High School
Basketball & Soccer
Hodge is an active student-athlete outside of the classroom as she plays soccer and basketball for the Shoregals, while also serving for National Honors Society and SADD at Avon Lake High School. The junior embodies the definition of sportsmanship. Always following through with what is asked of her, Hodge does a great job on the pitch and basketball court. Hodge is a hard worker, never complains, and is always willing to help a fellow teammate.
Tajon Short (Senior)
Lakewood High School
In a six minute battle of physical strength, endurance, and mental fortitude, wrestling can show the true character of an individual. Short defines sportsmanship on the mat as he is always gracious for the opportunity to compete whether he in victory or defeat. The senior wrestler volunteers his time to work with the Lakewood Youth Wrestling and their tournaments.