Meijer Scholar Athlete: Michael Altena

This week's Meijer Scholar Athlete comes to us from Covenant Christian High School.

Senior Michael Altena is currently playing basketball for the Chargers but also runs cross country.

The two sports are complete opposites of each other but Altena thinks that helps round him as a student and a person.

Right now he carries a 3.75 GPA, which he admits should be higher but he plans to head to Grand Valley State to become a physician's assistant.

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He loves the camaraderie and teamwork that comes with basketball but the mental toughness he gets from running alone in cross country.