Jen Fugal, Andrew Jones draw rave reviews

Jen Fugal and Andrew Jones out of Foran High have been named The SportsCenter of Connecticut/Southern Connecticut Conference Scholar Athletes of the Month for March.

Now in its eighth year, The SportsCenter of Connecticut/SCC Scholar Athlete of the Month program honors outstanding young men and women each month during the 2013-14 academic year.

Jen Fugal

Fugal, a member of the Foran High girls tennis team, has been a standout performer in the classroom, where she currently sports a 4.25 grade point average which places her third in her class in addition to being involved in numerous school activities.

Fugal is President of the Milford Youth Commission, Vice President of Interact and Vice President of the Spanish National Honors Society.

She is also a member of the National Honor Society, Unified Sports and UNICEF.

Foran girls tennis coach George Noyes said, “Jennifer is the archetype of the student athlete. Her hard work and dedication have paid off in the classroom and on the tennis court.”

Andrew Jones

A captain of the Foran boys lacrosse team, Jones has been an exceptional performer on the field and in the classroom. He currently holds a 3.78 grade point average, which places him in the top 20 of his class.

Jones is involved in many school activities, including being Editor of Mane Street Mirror, the school newspaper. He also is a member of the National Honor Society, Youth Governor of CT, YMCA Youth & Govt. for 2013-2014, CT Democratic Party Intern and a contributing writer to the Daily Confidential Online.

Foran lacrosse coach Brian Adkins said, “Andrew is an outstanding student athlete, who has been a two-year captain and leader of the Foran boys lacrosse program.”

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.

“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 20 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.”

Founded in 1994, the Southern Connecticut Conference is in its 20th season of competition in 2013-14 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 349 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