News 3 Sports would like to congratulate our latest classroom champion Matthew Jentsch. The Milano senior has a 3.8 Grade point average and ranks 7th in his class. He's a 2 year member of the National Honor Society, the Student Council, and he's the Vice President of the FFA, where he has received numerous awards. Last year he received Grand Champion at the Milano Science fair. Matthew is also a member of the Gause 4-H, and volunteers at the First Baptist Church in Hearne. Matthew's hard work, and willingness to take on a leadership role speaks volumes about him.
“As a person I think it says that he is a leader, he will continue to do great things, he's been taught well, coached well, on and off, has morals and values that he believes in and I think it will help him get him somewhere in life, overall. ”
Athletically, Matthew is a 4 year letter winner in football, basketball and baseball. He's received the Charlie Martin Award, which is the highest sports honor in Milano. For football, Matthew has been named 2nd team All District Defensive Lineman, and UIL Honorable Mention Linebacker. He was also named Honorable Mention All District for basketball. Matthew's awards don't end there. He's also been named Eagle all Brazos Valley Academic Team 2009 for baseball, and was the TSWA All State Honorable Mention catcher and 2nd Team All District catcher.
“He brings a lot to the table, like I said, he's more of a leader by doing, than by talking, so, I think there's not a kid down here that doesn't respect him, and the work, and work ethic that he has, not only on the field, in the weight room, but in the classroom as well.”
Some might think that there would be added pressure for Matthew, since his dad is the head coach, but he hasn't let the pressure get to him.
“I was quarterback last year, I go out there and do my job, and that's all I do. i just try and support my teammates, and they support me, and we do it all as I team. I like to play good and win some games, and make sure my dad has a job,but you know, I can't go out there with that kind of pressure on my back, I just go out there and have fun and play the game like I know how to play it.”
Matthew is looking into area colleges for his post graduation plans.
Congratulations to Matthew Jentsch of Milano High School. This week’s News 3 Sports Classroom Champion.