Christian Brothers Academy Athletics is pleased to announce that Tom Gana '18 (Varsity Fencing) and Rob Mahala '18 (Varsity Basketball) have been named the January Student-Athletes of the Month, sponsored by Tinton Falls Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy.
TOM GANA | SENIOR | VARSITY FENCING | COLTS NECK, N.J.
THE RUNDOWN: It was an incredible month of action for Gana, one that saw him help lead the Colts to a major tournament victory. Fencing as the Epee A player, he went a perfect 7-0 in the final round at the Cetrulo Tournament, which solidified CBA's first-ever win at the 52-team tournament. The senior captain followed that performance up with a 13-3 record and an Epee Squad Title at the District Championship. His play at the Districts earned him another berth to the state individual tournament as well.
SOUNDBITE: "Tom has the most experience of anyone on the team. He has been a great mentor for the younger and new fencers, constantly encouraging and challenging them. As co-captain, Tom continues to lead his fellow teammates towards the best season in team's history." - coach Mary Mottola
ROB MAHALA | SENIOR | VARSITY BASKETBALL | JACKSON, N.J.
THE RUNDOWN: CBA Basketball was red-hot in the month of January with Mahala as a major catalyst. After dropping their first game of the new year, the Colts rattled off nine-straight wins to end the month. The senior forward touched every part of that winning streak, averaging 10 points, seven rebounds and four assists. On January 26th, Mahala flirted with a triple-double, putting up nine points, nine assists and eight rebounds in a 37-point win over Freehold Township.
SOUNDBITE: "Robert is the ultimate CBA student-athlete, he's smart, tough, and skilled. No one plays harder or cares more about the team than him, constantly giving 110-percent every time on the court. He is very deserving of this award and has had an outstanding senior year for the team." - coach Geoff Billet
ABOUT TINTON FALLS ORTHOPEDIC & SPORTS PHYSICAL THERAPY
"CBA Athletics prides itself on exhibiting the ideals of excellence, commitment, and tradition. Tinton Falls Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy shares similar values and is extremely proud to partner with CBA in recognizing the Colts that best embody these characteristics. We are excited to support the CBA Student Athletes of the Month." - Dr. David Santamaria '98, founder and director of Tinton Falls Orthopedic & Sports PT
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