Albany students win Student-Athlete of Year honors
HAMMOND---North Oaks Sports Medicine certified athletic trainers join with the providers of North Oaks Orthopaedic Specialty Center to announce the selection of Albany High School’s Abrielle Ochsner and Caleb Puma as 2019-2020 “Student-Athletes of the Year.”
Ochsner and Puma were selected from all “Student-Athletes of the Month” for both Tangipahoa and Livingston parishes based on the number of votes received via an online poll
conducted June 30-July 9, at www.northoaks.org.
Rising junior Abrielle Ochsner has cheered for the Hornets for two years.
Cheer Sponsor Deloy Duhon shares that Ochsner, an honor student, is known for her kindness.
On top of taking high school algebra, biology, English and human geography advanced placement and honors classes, she is a student of Southeastern Louisiana University’s dual enrollment program and was recognized on the president’s list.
Ochsner is active in Beta Club and the Student Government Association. This past school year, she served as sophomore representative.
Recent honor graduate Caleb Puma played basketball for the Hornets all four years of high school. As a guard in his senior year, he averaged 18 points per game and received honorable mention as an All-Parish selection.
In May, Puma committed to play basketball at Centenary College in Shreveport, where he plans to study Business Management.
Head Boys Basketball Coach Chris Carter notes that Puma often shares his love of the game mentoring younger players.
“In his spare time, Caleb mentors elementary and middle school student-athletes. He imparts the importance of hard work and a positive attitude to achieving their goals and becoming a role model to their peers,” Carter explains.
Puma also participates in community outreach and fundraising activities through the Legacy Youth Group of his church, New Beginnings Outreach in Holden.
To learn more about North Oaks Sports Medicine or the Student-Athlete of the Season/Year program, visit www.northoaks.org/sportsmedicine or contact North Oaks Public Relations at (985) 230-6647.