Aspinwall, Khan honored as scholar athletes

Erin Aspinwall and Wasim Khan from Foran High were among the 14 student-athletes from seven high schools named The SportsCenter of Connecticut/Southern Connecticut Conference Scholar Athletes of the Month for January.

Aspinwall, a standout in soccer, indoor track and outdoor track), has been a model student athlete.

She currently holds an impressive 4.1128 grade point average which places her third out of 248 students in her graduating class.

Aspinwall has received numerous academic awards, including the Mayor Youth Award, JFHS Strive and Thrive Award, Dartmouth Book Award, AP Scholar, CAPT Scholar and Honor Guard.

She has also been named to the Honor Roll all four years at Foran and was the captain of the indoor track team this season.

Foran indoor track coach Patty Doheny said, “Erin is a model student, athlete and a member of her community who is capable of infinite success in the future.”

Wasim Khan

A member of the Lions wrestling team, Khan has been a standout in the classroom, as he currently ranks in the top 10 percent of his graduating class.

He had the highest average in an AP Calculus class this year and is interested in engineering and applied science.

Khan’s wrestling record this season was 24-11 and he played a major role in Foran winning the SCC Division B championship.

Foran wrestling coach Frank Peters said, “Wasim’s hard work and quick mind have helped him succeed above and beyond his peers in the classroom and on the wrestling mat.”

Now in its seventh year, The SportsCenter of Connecticut/SCC Scholar Athlete of the Month program will honor outstanding young men and women each month during the 2012-13 academic year.

“Many thanks to the Sports Center of Connecticut for its support of the SCC and the Scholar Athlete of the Month program,” SCC Commissioner Al Carbone said.

“This conference has been proud of its success for the last 18-plus years, and to be able to recognize outstanding young men and women who demonstrate the desire and ability to succeed solidifies what the SCC is all about.”

Student athletes who are selected must be a varsity letterwinner and have a 3.0/B average, while demonstrating leadership qualities such as: being a positive role model; helping teammates overcome adversity; showing a commitment to self-improvement; or putting the needs of the team before themselves.

Sports Center of CT/SCC Scholar Athlete of the Month recipients and receive a certificate, commemorative tee-shirt and a SportsCenter of Connecticut activity pass.

Founded in 1994, the Southern Connecticut Conference is in its 19th season of competition in 2012-13 with 22 member-schools and nearly 23,000 students.

Recognized as the premier athletic league in the state of Connecticut, SCC member schools have captured more than 350 state championships since the league’s inception.