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Heiman '11 & Ownes '11 are Scholar-Athletes

Heiman '11 & Ownes '11 are Scholar-Athletes

Alex Heiman '11 and Michael Ownes '11 are named SCC Scholar-Athletes

By Bob Birge, Fairfield Patch

Fairfield Prep's Alex Heiman and Michael Ownes have been named SportsCenter of Connecticut/SCC Scholar Athletes of the Month for December. A basketball and baseball athlete for the Jesuits, Heiman has been an impressive performer in the classroom. He holds an outstanding 3.94 grade point average and is a member of the National Honor Society. Heiman also is a recipient of the prestigious Bausch and Lomb University of Rochester Book Award. “Alex is a great listener," Fairfield Prep basketball coach Leo Redgate said. "Whether it is in the classroom or in athletics, he understands that listening and learning are critical components for success. He combines that gift with a desire to lead and perform consistently at the highest level.”

A member of the Jesuits’ skiing and rugby teams, Ownes sports an impressive 4.03 grade point average and is a member of the Spanish Honor Society.The captain of the ski team, Ownes  is a founding member of the Junior Engineer Technical Society and also participates on the Math Team. He is also a member of the Science and Robotics clubs. “In the true sense of the phrase, Michael comes to play every day with hard work and consistency while also being very involved in community service,” Fairfield Prep director of guidance John Hanrahan said.