Central New Jersey's premier training and teaching facility for baseball and softball, has announced the winners of it's 1st Annual $10,000 Baseball/Softball Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Awards. Scholarships are awarded to athletes in recognition of their athletic accomplishments, educational success and work within their communities. These scholarships are applicable to each recipient's first year of matriculation.
This year's winners are: Jake Andresen of St. Joseph's Metuchen High School, Diana Ark of Ridge High School, Arielle Grapstein of Pingry High School, Steve Nikorak of Stroudsburg High School and Samantha Pellechio of North Hunterdon High School.
"These scholarships recognize athletes who have succeeded in far more than baseball and softball," said Duke Baxter of ZONED Sports Academy. "They recognize each of these athletes as well-rounded individuals, whose accomplishments reach well beyond the diamonds they play on. They are true champions in their schools, homes and communities. These scholarships provide a way for us at ZONED to recognize and give back to these young role models, as well as for those who will follow in their footsteps in years to come."
The ZONED Sports Academy Inc. Baseball/Softball Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Award is an annual scholarship awarded based on a thorough application process. Athletes must be of outstanding character, integrity and in leadership positions on their baseball or softball team, as well as their communities. Academic transcripts and community service work must be provided as part of the application process.
ZONED Sports Academy Inc. provides premium instruction and assistance to all student-athletes to better their skills and opportunities. It looks to expand the student-athlete's possibilities for achievement and success. ZONED endeavors to assist both genders, initially through baseball and softball; and eventually through a wide spectrum of sports and disciplines. ZONED officers, employees and instructors are committed to help student-athletes take themselves successfully to the next level. The time period will encompass the early development stages, high school, and college and through lessons learned, to become a productive citizen in their communities. The Company looks to provide a long term, trusted, and respected resource to the student-athlete.
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