This week our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Tariq Vinson, a senior basketball player at Buchtel High School.
Vinson says the season has gone pretty well so far for the Griffs, and his coaches and teammates make that atmosphere of going to practice each day an enjoyable one.
"Our team chemistry is great," Vinson said. "We've been together for a pretty long time, our coaching staff is always with us, they help us to better ourselves."
Vinson is a three-sport athlete in basketball, football, and track and field. He understands the balance of balancing academics and athletics is an important one.
"It's non-stop," Vinson said. "You just have to be able to manage your time."
Tariq is a captain for Steve White's basketball team, and he takes that leadership role off the court as well, serving as a class officer and school ambassador.
Vinson plans on studying microbiology at The Ohio State University after graduation this spring.
We wish Tariq the best in all of his future endeavors.