Students Receive Awards for Athletic Endurance | Health

UPMC Sports Medicine recently recognized and celebrated student athletes from 20 partner school districts in the 2021-22 Champions Cup and Student Athletic Perseverance Awards.

“Our team is honored to support student athletes, coaches and athletic programs in our local school districts. We pride ourselves on keeping all of our athletes safe on the field and helping them perform at a high level and to the best of their ability,” said Michael Ludwikowski, Manager, Outreach Athletic Training, UPMC in North Central Pa. “We are proud to serve our schools in the region. These awards give us a fun opportunity to recognize our participating schools and honor student-athletes who have persevered and overcome injuries. Congratulations to all schools and student-athletes for their achievements this year.”

This year’s Champions Cup winners were Williamsport High School (Large Division) and South Williamsport High School (Small Division).

Student Athlete Perseverance Awards were presented to athletes from participating schools who were selected by their certified athletic trainer for their commitment to healthy recovery and overcoming an injury to play again during the school year.

Student Athlete Perseverance Awards have been presented to several students including: Anton Stratts – Football, Wrestling and Athletics – Central Mountain High School; Brynn Fisher – tennis, basketball and softball – Montgomery Area High School, Chloe Burke – football and softball – Sullivan County High School; Grant Bachman – football, basketball and baseball – South Williamsport High School; Kassidy Beinlich – football, basketball and track and field – Sullivan County High School; Lauren Anderson – Football and Athletics – Muncy High School; Mikaella Posada – Basketball and Athletics – Wellsboro High School; Quintin Kertsmar – Wrestling – Warrior Run High School; Rocco Pulizzi – Football and Athletics – Montoursville Area High School; Sam Allison – Football, Basketball and Athletics – Williamsport Area High School and Sheiana Tutler – Tennis, Basketball and Softball – St. John Newman Regional Academy.

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