NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence senior Tyler DeGeorge was among the 364 high school student-athletes honored by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) for their achievements as Scholar-Athletes at the 25th Annual Scholar Athlete luncheon at the Pines Manor in Edison, NJ on Sunday, May 22.
Since 1993, administrators at each NJSIAA member high school have the opportunity to select one senior student as their scholar athlete of the year. The chosen student must meet the following requirements: Senior who 1. Plays a NJSIAA varsity sport; 2. Possesses a cumulative grade point average of no less than 3.0; and, 3. Exhibits outstanding school and community citizenship.
Over $200,000 in scholarships are given out to the athletes at this prestigious event.
DeGeorge has been a member of the Pioneer varsity basketball team for two years and the varsity baseball team for three. He contributed to the success of this year's 23-5 Pioneer basketball team and the 17-6 baseball team [who will be hosting Hoboken in the NJSIAA North Jersey Section 2 Group 1 semifinals on Tuesday with a 4 p.m. first pitch].
He will be will be attending Babson College in the fall. Tyler is the son of Linda and Michael DeGeorge.
About the NJSIAA: Established in 1918, the New Jersey State Interscho lastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) is a voluntary, non-profit organization comprised of 433 accredited public, private, and parochial high schools. A member of the National Federation of State High School Associations, the NJSIAA conducts tournaments and crowns champions in 32 sports. Championship competition for girls is spons ored in basketball, bowling, cross country, fencing,field hockey, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, outdoor track, winter track, and volleyball. Boys’ championships are determined in baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, fencing, football, golf, ice hockey,lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, outdoor track, winter track, volleyball, and wrestling.