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Bhavani Jaladanki and Ryan Dennis from Jonathan Law were two of 16 student-athletes from eight high schools named The SportsCenter of Connecticut/Southern Connecticut Conference Scholar Athletes of the Month for March.

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

Bhavani Jaladanki

A member of Eagles’ girls tennis team, Jaladanki has been an impressive performer in the classroom and currently holds a 3.91 grade point average and is ranked in the top 10 percent of her graduating class.

She has been named to the honor roll every year and is a member of the varsity tennis team.

Jonathan Law athletic director Mike Hoggatt said, “Bhavani is a strong leader on and off the tennis court. She is a great student athlete and sets a great example for the rest of her teammates.”

Ryan Dennis

A soccer, indoor track and outdoor track standout for the Lawmen, Dennis has been a model student athlete. He ranks in the top 10 percent of the graduating class and holds a 3.94 grade point average.

Dennis has been named to the high honor roll all four years. In athletics, he was a varsity letter winner in all three sports that he participated in this season.

Hoggatt said, “Ryan has worked hard over the past four years and earned a varsity letter in three sports this year. Ryan is a great leader and representative of Jonathan Law athletics.”

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

“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.

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.

SCC member schools have captured more than 350 state championships since the league’s inception.

More importantly, the SCC is recognized for its outstanding non-athletic programs and events, which attempt to break down barriers and build bridges of understanding to its students.

For more information on the SCC, visit SouthernConnecticutConference.org.