Oak Hall's Kirschner named FHSAA's top scholar athlete


Jake Kirschner was a three-time first team all-area performer in lacrosse, as well as playing football, soccer and swimming. He also maintained a 4.0 GPA and volunteered 1,175 hours of community service.

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Published: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 3:41 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 3:41 p.m.

Oak Hall's Jake Kirschner was named the Florida High Schools Athletic Association's Male Scholar Athlete of the Year during a ceremony Monday night at the Best Western Gateway Grand.

Kirschner, a three-time first team all-area performer in lacrosse, also played football, soccer and was a swimmer for the Eagles during his four years. He maintained a 4.0 grade point average throughout high school and is a member of Cum Laude Society.

Kirschner was president of the school's National Honor Society, part of the Thespian Society, Chinese Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes for all four years. He volunteered 1,175 hours of community service at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Boys Scouts of America, the FHSAA's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and was an intern for the Sports Performance Center at UF Orthopaedics.

He plans to attend BYU, where he will study civil engineering.

Oak Hall's Brittney Olinger, who also maintained a 4.0 GPA and was The Sun's five-time Cross Country Runner of the Year, was a candidate for FHSAA's female scholar-athlete of the year. She plans to study economics and management at Oxford University in England.

To read more about the scholar athlete finalists, http://www.fhsaa.org/news/2014/0609

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