Pingree, Gumbs honored by SCC

Michael Pingree and Alexandria Gumbs of Shelton High were named Southern Connecticut Conference Scholar Athletes for the Spring season.

Michael Pingree

Pingree, a member of the golf, indoor track and football teams, ranked 30th out of a class of 360 with a gpa of 94.92.

His accolades include: golf team captain, SCC All-Academic team, Advanced CAPT Scholar, World Language Honor Society, National Honor Society, National Indoor Track Championships, All-SCC Division I football team, AP Scholar, Boy’s State attendee, American mathematics competition, SHS Honor Roll, volunteer SFFL coach, Shelton Education Association scholarship, Blanchette’s Scholar Athlete award and volunteer Spooner House.

“Michael is the epitome of a “student-athlete,” Shelton High golf coach Joe LaPorta said. “He excels in everything he does.

“He is ranked in the top ten percent in his graduating class, is a varsity performer in football, track and golf, and is a model citizen in the community.

“It has been my pleasure to know and be Mike Pingree’s coach for the past four years.”

Alexandria Gumbs

Gumbs ranked 18th in the class of 360 with a gpa of 96.7.

Her accolades include: girls’ tennis captain, Advanced CAPT Scholar, SCC All-Academic team, National Honor Society, World Language National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Editor-in-Chief Gael Winds School Newspaper, Co-President of Health Occupations Club, SHS Student of the Month, Volunteer Wesley Village, Volunteer New Haven Open tennis tournament, Comcast Leaders & Achievers and DAR award for citizenship and Leadership.

“It has been a pleasure coaching such a fine Student-athlete as Alex Gumbs,” Shelton High girls tennis coach Michelle Sedlock said.

“Alex has been an outstanding role model to the entire Shelton High School community and our tennis team.

“Her character, outstanding athleticism, continuous display of sportsmanship have allowed her to be well received within the SCC Conference and highly respected by opposing players and coaches.”

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.