This week our 1590 WAKR Male Student Athlete of the Week is Tyler Gibson, a senior football player for Cuyahoga Falls High School.
Tyler discussed his favorite memories of playing football for the Black Tigers and his senior teammates, saying he wouldn't change a thing.
"I've known most of my guys now for nine years, ever since I started playing football in 4th grade," he says. "We have good chemistry together."
Gibson also discussed playing for first-year head coach Shane Parker and the impact he's made on him and the team.
"I like how many things he's changed about the program,like the attitude," he said.
Tyler is a 3-year letterman in football and also lettered in track and field for the Black Tigers. In addition to his work on the field and in the classroom, he volunteers his time working, painting houses.
Gibson plans on attending the University of Akron to study athletic training upon graduation in the spring of 2018.
We here at 1590 WAKR wish Tyler the best in all of his future endeavors.
At this year's Student Athlete of the Year Banquet at Todaro's Party Center, our Male and Female scholarship winners were seniors Samantha Wolf of Ellet High School and Clayton Langdon of Revere High School.
Both Samantha and Clatyon were both humbled and grateful to recieve the $1,000 scholarships to their respective schools.
"It's amazing I don't know what to say," Wolf said. Adds Clayton, "It means a lot to me, I don't know what I did to deserve it, thank you," he said.
Samantha was a three sport athlete at Ellet, as she competed in cross country, softball, and was a cheerleader. She plans on attending the University of Akron and studying nursing. Clayton competed in track and field for Revere as well as football. Clayton plans on studying pre-med and play football at the University of Dayton.
Congratulations to both Samantha and Clayton, and also thanks to our sponsors, NECA, IBEW( International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers), Akron Children's Hospital, Dominion, and Todaro's Party Center.