North Oaks Sports Medicine and North Oaks Physician Group’s orthopaedic surgeons’ Student-Athletes of the Month for November are Lydia Pevey, of Ponchatoula High School; Joshua Ethan Wallace, of Loranger High School; Lacy Loupe, of Maurepas High School; and Reeves Blankenship, of Springfield High School.
Pevey, 16, is a junior, a third-year cross-country team standout, maintains a 3.9 GPA and recently led the cross-country team to a fourth-place finish in district and 12th-place finish in state. She is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Key Club and National Honor Society. She also runs track and plays basketball for the Lady Greenwave. Her parents are Jerri and Dennis Pevey.
Wallace, 17, is a senior, maintains a 3.5 GPA and has played football for the Wolves for four years. As a defensive lineman, he racked up 55 tackles, three sacks and one fumble recovery this season. He is a member of the Spanish Club and helps mentor elementary students. His grandparents are Karen and Mark Wallace.
Loupe, 17, is a senior, maintains a 3.9 GPA and has played basketball for the Lady Wolves for six years. As a guard, she is averaging 13 points per game, six rebounds, five assists and five steals this season. She is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Beta Club. Her parents are Patrick and Tracy Loupe.
Blankenship, 17, is a junior, maintains a 4.0 GPA and is long snapper and center for the Bulldogs football team. He is recognized as the state’s top high school long snapper and is ranked 56th in the country. He is junior class president, participates in the school’s daily morning broadcasts, assists with livestreaming of athletic events and is involved in Community Church of Springfield, where he belongs to the youth group and helps livestream church services every Wednesday and Sunday. His parents are Janet and Dane Blankenship.
Student-Athletes of the Month must have a 3.0 GPA or higher, excel in athletic competition, participate in school and community organizations and respect coaches, teammates, officials, teachers and their peers.
In May 2016, male and female Student-Athletes of the Year will be selected from all the monthly honorees for both parishes. Nominations are accepted from coaches, athletic directors, principals and North Oaks Sports Medicine athletic trainers.
Nomination forms are available online at northoaks.org or can be requested by calling North Oaks Sports Medicine at (985) 230-5248.