Austin Kothary and Regina Weissenberg have been named The SportsCenter of Connecticut/Southern Connecticut Conference Scholar Athletes of the Month for the spring season.
Now in its ninth year, The SportsCenter of Connecticut/SCC Scholar Athlete of the Month program will honor outstanding young men and women each month during the 2014-15 academic year.
“Many thanks to the Sports Center of Connecticut for its support of the SCC and the Scholar Athlete of the Month program,” said SCC Commissioner Al Carbone. “This conference has been proud of its success for the last 20-plus years, and to be able to recognize outstanding young men and women who demonstrate the desire and ability to succeed solidifies what the SCC is all about.”
Student athletes who are selected must be a varsity letterwinner and have a 3.0/B average while demonstrating leadership qualities such as: being a positive role model; helping teammates overcome adversity; showing a commitment to self-improvement; or putting the needs of the team before themselves. Sports Center of CT/SCC Scholar Athletes of the Month receive a certificate, commemorative tee-shirt and a SportsCenter of Connecticut activity pass.
A member of the soccer, indoor track and outdoor track and field teams, Kothary is ranked sixth in his class of 384.
His accolades include: SHS Boys Soccer Captain, Indoor Track Captain, Outdoor Track Team Captain, SCC All-Academic Team, CAPT Scholar, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, AP Scholar, National Merit Scholar, SHS Honor Roll, SHS Student of the Month, Make-A-Difference Club President, Federal Reserve Club President, Senior Class Vice-president, All SCC Soccer team, New Haven Register All-Area Soccer, SHS Boys Soccer MVP, SHS Indoor Track MVP, All SCC 2nd team Indoor Track, CIAC Scholar Athlete
“Austin is the best,” SHS boys indoor track coach Mike Gambardella said. “He is responsible, mature, dedicated and one of the best captains I have had the pleasure of working with over the past 31 years of coaching. He will be missed by all as he moves on to greater things in life.”
A member of the cross country and outdoor track and field teams, Weissenberg is ranked 11th in her class of 384.
Her accolades include: CAPT Scholar, SHS Robotics Team, SHS Cross Country Scholar Athlete, World Language Honor Society, JSA Club, SHS High Honor Roll, SHS Student of the Month, Volunteer Center Stage, Volunteer St. Joseph Vacation Bible School, National Honor Society, Student Council, AP Scholar, Drama Club, CIAC Scholar Athlete, Gael School Newspaper, Book & Achievement award, Girls’ State representative, SHS Science Fair, CT State Science Fair.
“Regina is a hardworking, dedicated student athlete who is an example to her teammates both on the track and in the classroom,” SHS girl track coach Jason Kymer said.
About the program
The SCC Scholar Athlete of the Month program is sponsored by the Sports Center of Connecticut and recognizes student athletes who have a minimum of a B (3.0) overall and earn a varsity letter. Student athletes also demonstrate leadership qualities by being a positive role model both on and off the field and show commitment to self-improvement and put their team before themselves.