Jaden Fisher was recognized as the Male Athlete of the Year and Tessa Nuss as the Female Athlete of the Year during the Lake Orion High School Senior Academic and Honors Awards Ceremony on May 28.
Athletic Director Chris Bell made the presentations, acknowledging not only the students’ athletic abilities, but their commitment to academics.
Fisher has amassed an impressive record during his time on the high school wrestling team, earning 165 wins, with only 36 losses.
“Jaden capped off his outstanding wrestling career with a 2nd place finish in the MHSAA individual wrestling state finals. It was the second straight year Jaden has been recognized as an all-state wrestler,” Bell said. “This past season, Jaden compiled a 48-2 record while winning the individual league, district, regional and county championships.”
Fisher has a 3.93 grade point average in the classroom and will continue his wrestling career at Bucknell University in the fall.
Nuss has set multiple school records during her time on the school’s softball team
“Tessa will go down in our softball history as one of the best we have ever had,” Bell said. “After this season she will be softball’s first four time all-state 1st team selection. This season she broke the state career record for most consecutive stolen bases. In her softball career, she has never been thrown out while stealing a base. All four years she has hit well over .500 and she has been one of the best defensive center fielders in the state of Michigan.”
Nuss has a 3.99 grade point average and next year will be continuing her softball career at Binghamton University in New York.
She has been invited to the Detroit Free Press Sports Awards as a Candidate for the High School Softball Player of the Year in the state of Michigan and is one of four favorites for the Total Softball Player of the Year. – J.N.