Posted: 12:13 pm Friday, May 28th, 2010

Lake Worth Christian’s Alex Geesey receives national student-athlete scholarship 

By Post Staff

Lake Worth Christian senior Alex Geesey was named the recipient of the 2010 Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY) Awards and a $7,500 college scholarship. Geesey is one of 25 student-athletes in the country to receive the award, which is presented to those who excel in academics, athletics, community service, leadership, and “include milk on their training tables”.

Geesey and the other winners were selected for the 13th annual SAMMY Awards from more than 40,000 applicants. Geesey and her family also will attend a weekend of events in Disney World with an opening ceremony featuring former SAMMY winner and bronze medal bobsledder Elana Meyers. The weekend activities will conclude with an awards ceremony hosted by NBA All-Star and Denver Nuggets point guard Chauncey Billups and gold medal gymnast Shawn Johnson. All of the SAMMY winners will be featured in a special Milk Mustache ad in USA TODAY on June 25.

The winners were selected by a panel judges including Andy Roddick, Steve Nash, Chauncey Billups, Dara Torres and Michelle Kwan.

Geesey, who will attend Palm Beach Atlantic, also was recently named Lake Worth Christian’s athlete of the year. She was a standout in softball, basketball and cross country for the Defenders.