Scholar Athlete of the Week: Donavin O'Day - Sept. 12

By Eric Dutkiewicz - 21Alive

September 15, 2013 Updated Sep 15, 2013 at 11:32 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) - The 21Alive/Parkview Sports Medicine Scholar Athlete of the Week for Sept. 12 is a defensive leader for the Snider High School football team.

Donavin O'Day stars as a defensive end for the Panthers. He also runs track and tutors other students in his spare time.

O'Day has a 4.1 grade point average, and ranks in the Top 20 of the Snider senior class.

"You have to manage your time wisely," O'Day says. "Our coaches here stress it all the time. Times when you go with your friends. Times when you study. Times when you watch film."

He says he owes so much to his mother and brother, who have played a big part in making him successful.

O'Day intends to play college football, and already has a scholarship offer from Air Force. University of Minnesota and Illinois State University have also shown interest. He plans to study business in college.

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