Dodge, Martens named SCC Scholar Athletes of the Month

Wade Dodge and Davis Martens from Fairfield Prep were two of the 10 student-athletes from five high schools named The SportsCenter of Connecticut/Southern Connecticut Conference Scholar Athletes of the Month for January.
Now in its eighth year, The SportsCenter of Connecticut/SCC Scholar Athlete of the Month program will honor outstanding young men and women each month during the 2013-14 academic year.
“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 18-plus 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.”
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.
Wade Dodge
A member of Prep’s swimming and diving team, Dodge  has qualified as a National Merit Commended student and received Summa Cum Laude honors.
He is a member of the National Honor Society, serves the community as a Peer Tutor, and is a leader in organizations which involve his passions for mathematics and engineering.
Dodge is a leader in Prep’s Engineering Society, Robotics Club and a member of Prep’s Math Team. He is also taking Calculus 3 and Calculus 4 in his senior year, one of five seniors to be eligible for this advanced mathematics course.
Prep’s varsity swimming and diving coach Rick Hutchinson said, “Wade Dodge is the definition of the scholar-athlete. He is equally focused on his studies and his success in the pool.”
David Martens
A senior on Prep’s wrestling team, Martens has achieved Magna Cum Laude honors, qualified as a National Merit Commended student, and is a member of the National Honor Society.
He is a member of Prep’s Debate Team and serves the community through his involvement as a Peer Tutor on campus and as a member of Prep’s Squires organization.
Martens also volunteers his time with the after school children at the Wakeman Boy’s and Girl’s Club in Bridgeport. He is a standout in mathematics and the sciences and one of five seniors to take Calculus 3 and Calculus 4 this year.
Corey Dennis, Prep’s head wrestling coach said, “As a student and a wrestler, David Martens exemplifies what hard-work and dedication mean.”
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.
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 SouthernConnecticutConference.org.

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