This week, our 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Deztani Roberts, a senior volleyball player for Buchtel and a student at Akron Early College.
Roberts says that she enjoyed her senior season in volleyball and that her coaches and teammates made it truly enjoyable.
"Some of the most enjoyable moments was being able to be out there with my team," she said.
"You go out there your senior year, and you just want to play hard."
Deztani has a 4.2 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society. She says the balance between academic excellence and athletic prowess is a great responsibility, and one she takes seriously.
"It was kind of hard at first, because you spend hours at school, hours at practice, and it doesn't leave you a lot of time to do stuff on the weekends and have fun, but in the end, it pays off."
In addition to being a captain on the volleyball team, she also is a standout in track and field, where she competes in the
Upon graduation, Deztani is plans on studying biology at Ohio State in hopes of becoming a surgeon.