Tampa, Fl. – March 13, 2020 – Florida Orthopaedic Institute (FOI) is proud to announce Logan Donovan from Bloomingdale High School as the ‘Athlete of the Week’ for the week ending March 13, 2020.
Donovan was nominated by Coach Eva Applebee, for his steadfast approach to self-improvement. Constantly looking for ways to better himself outside of practice time, he shows exactly what it means to be a hard worker.
“Logan is a worker,” said Applebee. “He practices and practices to improve his skills and gives 100% in matches to earn the win. Logan does not give up. I have seen him improve from his freshman year and rely on him to model leadership and sportsmanship. He is an asset to our team.”
Reaching his goals is never enough for Donovan. After every accomplishment, Donovan sets new aspirations and ambitions in an effort to achieve more than others may believe possible.
“I first started playing tennis my freshman year,” Donovan said. “I always wanted to be as good as players who had started much younger than me and that required hard work. I am taking 3 AP classes and wanted to keep challenging myself academically before heading to college.”
Donovan is a self-motivated athlete and student. Rather than settle with ‘good’, he pushes himself until he can reach ‘best’.
“In tennis, I have taken private lessons and attend a tennis camp at USF in the off-season to maintain my skills,” Donovan said. “I would also go to the park and hit against the wall to perfect my swing and footwork. In school, I would look up videos that could explain things I was having trouble with that help me to better understand the subject.”
When it comes to success, many are curious as to what it takes to achieve it. To Donovan, the answer is very simple.
“Simple hard work and determination,” he said. “Nothing is given easy so working hard is very important in accomplishing goals. I always look at what I can do better and try to improve on it.”
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 previous award winners, please follow this link.
Florida Orthopaedic Institute
Founded in 1989, Florida Orthopaedic Institute is Florida’s largest orthopedic group and provides expertise and treatment of orthopedic-related injuries and conditions, including adult reconstruction and arthritis, chiropractic services, foot and ankle, general orthopedics, hand and wrist, interventional spine, musculoskeletal oncology, orthopedic trauma, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy, sports medicine, shoulder and elbow, and spine services among others. The organization treats patients throughout its surgery centers in North Tampa and Citrus Park, two orthopedic urgent care centers in South Tampa and Brandon, and 9 office locations in Bloomingdale, Brandon, Citrus Park, North Tampa, Northdale, Palm Harbor, South Tampa, Sun City Center and Wesley Chapel. For more information, please visit: FloridaOrtho.com and ‘like’ us on Facebook: facebook.com/Florida.Orthopaedic.Institute.