Jamie Diamond from Commack High School is one of a select number of athletes across the country to win a National Athleadership Grant sponsored by the National Collegiate Scouting Association and the National Football League Players Association.
The $1,000 grant is awarded to student athletes who qualify based on leadership in their community, academic achievement, athletics and a required essay written by the student athlete, the organization said in a release.
Diamond is a member of the Commack Cougars girls basketball team.
As a recipient, NCSA Athletic Recruiting will work with Diamond and her family throughout her high school career and assist her in finding a collegiate institution that best matches her academic and athletic achievements, the NFL Players Association said.
“Our passionate team of 300 former athletes will personally guide and educate Jamie throughout the entire recruiting process, giving her the tools that she needs to be successful in recruiting and in life,” said Chris Krause, CEO and founder of NCSA Athletic Recruiting. “Picking the right college is a life changing decision. It’s important for student-athletes to recognize that the choice of a college or university is not just a 4-year decision; it is a 40-year decision that will impact their professional future and personal success in life.”