Ryan Vucina spent more than a decade as Chief Operations Manager with Vucina Construction, Inc., in Pacific Grove, California. Ryan Vucina continues to support the local community by contributing to academic and athletic programs in the Pacific Grove High School District.
Students engaged in high school athletics can enjoy a number of benefits, both during their playing days and in the years to follow. One of the best reasons to play for a high school sports team is the opportunity to represent one’s hometown. Unigo, an online resource for prospective college students, has cited participation in high school sports as one of the most direct ways a student can learn the importance of supporting their local community.
Of course, partaking in high school athletics provides individuals with a variety of physical benefits. A study conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) found that a female student engaged in athletic activities is more likely to maintain a healthy weight and body mass. Another study found that high school athletes are considerably less likely to take illegal drugs or become teen parents than non-athletes.
Finally, high school athletics can help improve a student’s academic standing. Researchers working on behalf of the Minnesota State High School League discovered that student athletes achieved a collective grade point average (GPA) of 2.84, compared to a 2.68 GPA for non-athletes. The study also found that student athletes had attendance records than non-athletes did.
As Chief Operations Manager with Vucina Construction, Inc., Ryan Vucina guides a Pacific Grove, California, company that undertakes quality projects throughout the Monterey peninsula.