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Plant City Student named ‘Athlete of the Week’ for Contributions to Team and Community through Acts of Selflessness

By May 31, 2019 June 4th, 2019 Athlete of the Week

Tampa, Fl. – May 31, 2019 – Florida Orthopaedic Institute (FOI) is honored to announce Myke Oyola from Plant City High School as the ‘Athlete of the Week’ for the week ending May 31st, 2019.

In 2012, Myke Oyola won an award for being the ‘Most Outstanding Player’ at a basketball camp held by Plant City High School. Seven years later, he is making strides towards success.

Now a senior basketball player for Plant City High School, Oyola excelled under the guidance from head coach Billy Teeden and was nominated for his commitment to bettering not only his team, but also the community around him.

“Myke has been a member of the Raider varsity program for four years and is currently our team captain and starting point guard,” Teeden said. “Myke has been a key contributor to the team’s success this season. Not only does Myke excel on the court, but he also excels in the classroom. He currently has a 5.3 GPA and has been accepted to UCF. Even with his busy schedule, he finds time to volunteer at a local elementary school as a basketball coach. Twice a week he visits the school and runs a basketball league and practice. ”

Always the selfless character, Oyola realized his talents with plans to pursue future opportunities in an effort to aid his household and create better possibilities for himself.

“My personal goals are to attend college to study sports marketing and continue through with many internships,” Oyola said. “My athletic goals are to stay in good shape and to work harder on my strength and conditioning. I attend my local gym five days a week and was just recently accepted into UCF, so now I am working on getting scholarships to help my family and me financially.”

Reflecting on the ideals that brought him to his current position, Oyola reminds all athletes that competition is not so much a battle between you and your opponent so much that is it a battle between you and yourself.

“Never compare yourself to the next person,” Oyola said. “Always be original and remember that you yourself are your only competitor.”

Florida Orthopaedic Institute’s Athlete of the Week campaign is designed to focus on student-athletes, recognizing them for their hard work and dedication both on and off the field. The Athlete of the Week award can be earned by displaying one of the following characteristics:

Team Player: Athletes who are nominated for excellence in team play are chosen by a coach who feels the athlete does his or her best to put direction into action, makes a significant contribution to the team and continuously works to improve his or her skills, attitude and training.

Leadership: Athletes who earn the award in recognition of excellent leadership must exemplify strong relationship building skills, show excellent initiative and serve as role models for his or her peers.

To view last week’s award winners, please follow this link.

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