Archive for Wednesday, January 29, 2003

Reischman named scholar athlete of month

January 29, 2003

Jennifer Reischman will need some help if she wants to see herself on television.

Living outside the city limits, the Tonganoxie High senior doesn't have Sunflower Broadband, Tonganoxie's cable provider.

Lawrence's Channel 6, which broadcasts the Hy-Vee's Scholar Athlete of the Month, is on Sunflower's lineup, and Reischman is the station's February scholar athlete.

"I never get to see any games they tape or the specials they do on us," Reischman said.

THS athletics director Brandon Parker, though, told the senior he would tape the segment for her.

School faculty can nominate scholar-athletes, and Parker penciled in Reischman. The athletics director, though, was nonchalant in informing the senior Monday.

"He just casually announced 'Channel 6 is coming today because they need to talk to you,'" Reischman said.

The station's sports anchor, Jamie Sido, was in Tonganoxie to speak with Reischman for a 20-minute interview.

Each month during the school year, Channel 6 chooses a scholar-athlete of the month, and this summer, an overall winner will be chosen. That scholar-athlete will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

Reischman plans to attend Kansas State University and major in pre-veterinary medicine.

A member of the girls basketball and track teams for four years, Reischman also has played volleyball the past two years after running cross country her freshman and sophomore years.

Reischman said she has pondered walking on at K-State for the track team.

On Thursday, an extended segment about Reischman will run during the Channel 6 news.

After Thursday, commercials about Reischman winning this month's honor will be broadcast on various Sunflower Broadband channels.

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