This week our 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Imani Jackson, a senior basketball player from Buchtel High School.
Jackson says the team dynamics are strong, an aspect of playing at Buchtel she enjoys.
“We have fun when we're at practice," Jackson explains. "The girls are fun, we're laughing throughout practice, even though we're out of breath," she said with a laugh.
Her head coach Brian Neugebauer says Imani is an integral part of the team for the Lady Griffs.
“She is a leader that has become vocal and assertive over time,” he said.
“She has a high work ethic and through that work has improved all aspects of her game.”
Neugebauer says that leadership and and overall drive to excel carries over
away from the court.
“Imani is in the Nursing Program at Buchtel CLC, maintains an accumulative GPA of 3.8, scored a 24 on her ACT & is an overall outstanding individual.”
Our next Male Student Athlete of the Week is Addison Singletary, a junior basketball player from Buchtel.
He transferred from Kenmore-Garfield High School after spending two years there, and his new teammates at Buchtel embraced him from the start before the season even began.
“They were very welcoming and it's been a great experience," he said.
His coach, Matt Futch, a 2002 Buchtel graduate said Singletarty is a great young man on and off the court.
“He is a tremendous kid who has an unbelievable work ethic in the classroom and on the court,” Futch explains.
“He is a very coachable young man and a joy to be around. “
"Addy" holds a 3.5 GPA currently and says one of the highlights from his time at Buchtel was helping with the youth clinic earlier in the year.
We wish Imani and Addison the best in all of their future endeavors.