Laurel Health Centers
 
 
 
 
Select Your Destination
 

< Feature Stories >

Help prevent injuries and support your endurance!

HPN News

Wellsboro Soccer

Weekly updates with Jim Nobles

The Eaton Calendar

HPN News

Meet Cody Lehman & Cheyenne Bastian-Brown of FFA

Local and state officials honor MU Police Chief

Dickens

HPN News

Dunham Family Foundation gives back to the community

HPN News

NTL Football

Back To Basics

 
 
 

Making the Cut – Rogers & Jackson

Do you have what it takes to compete at the next level?

 

by Drew Patrick - July 27, 2015

There are 8 million high school student athletes in the United States. Of those, only 460,000 athletes will compete at college – that’s only 17%! Home Page spoke to two Wellsboro Alumni who beat the odds on the first edition of Making the Cut, Regan Rogers and Jordan Jackson. Rogers is a 2010 graduate who participated in the high jump in track during high school and college. She attended Air Force Academy after graduation and had career highs of 5’8 (indoor) and 5’6.5 (outdoor). Rogers graduated in 2014.

Jackson is a 2013 graduate who participated in Cross-Country and Track in high school and currently runs for Bucknell University.

The NCAA website states that the overall percentage of high school student male athlete who go on to participate in collegiate cross-country and track is 5.6% and 4.7% respectively. When you factor Division I athletics, that number slims down to 1.9% for both sports. Only 5.8% of female track athletes play at the collegiate level, with 2.7% playing in Division I.

Both Rogers and Jackson were selected as top athletes in their classes. Both student athletes dedicated long hours to practicing and learning. When asked what advice they could offer prospective students, Jackson stated “make sure you are truly dedicated.” Rogers commented, “Don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone.”

These two not only spend their time training, but are also highly focused in the classroom, as both were valedictorian of their class. Following today’s feature interview, Drew Patrick spoke with them about how important the “student” is in “student athlete.”

“Academics were extremely important for getting into such a highly competitive program and for staying eligible to compete,” Rogers stated, “It also goes the other way, being an athlete was crucial to my success as a student. Sports kept me disciplined and forced me to focus on the work I needed to get done in school.” Jackson echoed that statement, adding, “Academics are always my top priority. Athletics have provided me with the opportunity to obtain one of the best educations available. Time management has helped me succeed with both at the same time. My advice would be to use athletics to get the best education possible and maybe even get a free education.”

Credits:

Writing: N/A

 

Produced by Vogt Media

< Current Stories >

 

See More Current Stories

 

Help prevent injuries and support your endurance!

October 30, 2020

 

News, Sports, & Weather with Lauren Gooch

Octobe 30, 2020

 

Wellsboro scores 3 1st half goals to beat the Lancers

Octoberr 30, 2020

 

Weekly updates with Jim Nobles

October 29, 2020

 

The Eaton Calendar - Update

October 29, 2020

 

News, Sports, & Weather with Lauren Gooch

October 29, 2020

 

Meet Cody Lehman & Cheyenne Bastian-Brown of FFA

October 28, 2020

 

News & Weather with Lauren Gooch

October 28, 2020

 

Local and state officials honor MU Police Chief

October 28, 2020

 
 

News & Weather with Lauren Gooch

October 27, 2020

 

Dunham Family Foundation gives back to the community

October 27, 2020

 

News, Sports, & Weather with Lauren Gooch

October 26, 2020

 

Bradford County football rivals top Tioga County foes

October 26, 2020

 

Highlights from the past week's broadcasts!

October 24, 2020

 

Pastor TJ Freeman invites you Back To Basics

October 23, 2020

 

October COVID-19 activity update with Jim Nobles

October 22, 2020

 

A passion for rural family medicine

October 21, 2020

 

Modeling fall & winter fashion and Christine A. Moore hats

October 20, 2020

 

Bronson, Laudermilch win individual league crowns

October 19, 2020

 

Highlights from the past week's broadcasts!

October 17, 2020

 

Krone family runs, paddles & bikes in Step Outdoors event

October 16, 2020

 

Spacious, peaceful home atop the hills above Hills Creek

October 15, 20202 (Previously aired May 23, 2020)

 

Blossburg resident breaks personal growing record

October 13, 2020

 

Keane's 4 touchdowns lead Hornets to Homecoming win

October 12, 2020

 

Lehman's 3 rushing TDs lead North Penn to victory

October 12, 2020

 

Highlights from the past week's broadcasts!

October 10-11, 2020

 

News, Sports, & Weather with Lauren Gooch

October 9, 2020

 

Women of all ages enjoy Ladies Night at Tyoga Golf Course

October 9, 2020

 

Take a tour of 214 Earl Circle

October 8, 2020

 
 

Load More Stories