Spring Lake High School senior Roxane Strobel is one of eight student-athletes from Class B schools to be named a Michigan High School Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete Award winner.
Strobel, the daughter of Stephen and Susan Strobel of Spring Lake, played three years of varsity tennis and recently completed her fourth season of varsity swimming and diving.
Strobel’s Lakers qualified for the MHSAA tennis state finals her sophomore and junior seasons. She was a league or regional singles flight champion in each of her first three seasons.
Strobel also qualified for the MHSAA swimming and diving finals all four years of high school and earned all-league honors her first three years. She was all-state as a freshman.
The senior has maintained A’s since the beginning of her high school career, and participated in National Honor Society for three years, including as her chapter’s vice president as a junior and president this school year.
She also participated for three years as a member of the Grand Haven Community Foundation Youth Advisory Council and serves as co-chairperson.
Strobel played as principal violist in the Holland Area Youth Orchestra the past three years. She plans to attend the University of Michigan and study biochemistry and botany.
The following is an exerpt from the essay she submitted:
“Through simple moments between opponents and teammates, a sense of commonality of purpose and an appreciation for the unique paths that athletes take in life can be experienced. Sportsmanship has acted, and will continue to act, as the catalyst for the development of stronger athletes, brighter scholars and better human beings.”
As an MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award Winner, Strobel earns a $1,000 college scholarship. Farm Bureau Insurance sponsors the award and gives out 32 such scholarships.
Strobel and the rest of the winners will be honored at halftime of the Class C boys basketball state championship game on March 22 at the Breslin Student Events Center on the campus of Michigan State University.
Other Class B recipients were Bailey Baker of Eaton Rapids; Peyton Boughton of Sturgis; Courtney Reinhold of Saginaw Swan Valley; Anthony William Canonie of South Haven; John Gatti of Grosse Ile; Nicholas Linck of Grand Rapids West Catholic; and Noah Nicholl of Yale.