Smiths Station’s Jake Robinson Receives AHSAA Bryant-Jordan Achievement Scholarship
ROBINSON HOLDS A 4.33 GPA, EARNED A 34 ON HIS ACT, PLAYS TENNIS AND IS CAPTAIN OF THE SCHOLARS BOWL TEAM
Every year since 1986, the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s Bryant-Jordan Student Athlete Program has awarded scholarship to hard-working athletes like Smiths Station’s Jake Robinson.
“Getting some recognition for all of the hard work I’ve put in high school and the different challenges I’ve had to go through, it was nice to see,” said Robinson.
The senior is involved in many organizations, including the math team, tennis and Captain of the Scholars Bowl team. He holds a 4.33 GPA, plans to study engineering at Auburn and Vanderbilt and scored a 34 on his ACT.
“I was really surprised and ecstatic about it because that was actually my fifth time taking the ACT.”
Every since eighth grade, Robinson discovered a passion for tennis, a sport he loved playing with his dad.
“It was just always fun playing doubles with him. That’s the big thing I remember, and having him there at every match, just standing on the fence watching me play was good knowing he was there supporting me.”
Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Smiths Station 1-seed in singles and doubles will have his season cut short.
“To hear that we probably won’t even get to have the rest of our senior season that we’ve been practicing for so hard, so long and looking forward to, it’s hard to hear.”
While his season may be over, his hard work has payed off. Robinson knows his dad, who passed away two and a half years ago, would be proud.
“I think it would mean the world to him to see that kept going on in life and achieving different things, even though he’s not here to see it with me. Keep moving on, doing different challenges and doing the best that I can with everything.”
Robinson is one of four Class 7A Achievement Award recipients. Here’s the full list of AHSAA student-athletes who received the Achievement and Scholar-Athlete Award for 2020.