N-G Athletes of the Week

N-G Athletes of the Week

Paul Folts

Senior, Centennial


Recent accomplishments: Won the 50-yard freestyle in a school-record time and the 100 backstroke in 53.55 seconds at the Champaign Sectional to advance to this weekend's state finals.

Quote: "I was ecstatic about everything. I swam faster than I expected to. It didn't hit me until later that night."

My favorite meal is ... sushi.

In a word, I am ... calm.

My favorite band is ... Linkin Park.

My favorite school subject is ... drafting.

My heroes outside of athletics are ... my grandfathers.

When I am president, I will ... fix the economy.

People don't know that ... I am into music production.

My role model is ... Will Barker.

If I could attend any university, I would choose ... Washington University in St. Louis.

Honorable mention: Andrew Brewer, Mahomet- Seymour wrestling; Scot Chapman, Champaign Central swimming; Jason Cleary, Mahomet-Seymour wrestling; Cody Flynn, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley wrestling; Cody Force, Argenta-Oreana wrestling; Aryn Gilenson, Champaign Central wrestling; Guy Kirby, Gibson City-Melvin- Sibley wrestling; Mike Lacine, Champaign Central swimming; Blake Lehmann, Champaign Central swimming; Colin McGill, Champaign Central swimming; Nathan Santhanam, St. Thomas More wrestling; Kegan Skelton, Centennial diving; Colten Unzicker, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley wrestling; Tyler Wilfley, LeRoy wrestling

Lauren Grubb

Sophomore, Unity


Recent accomplishments: Had 19 points and six rebounds as Unity stunned Class 2A's top-rated team, Bloomington Central Catholic, in the sectional final. She also scored 14 points in the sectional semifinal.

Quote: "It was awesome. I have never been in a game that exciting."

For one day, I would like to trade places with ... Candace Parker.

My most memorable moment in athletics is ... winning the game against Bloomington Central Catholic.

My favorite movie is ... "Love and Basketball."

Dream job ... P.E. teacher

My hero outside of athletics is ... my sister Heather.

If I were not competing, I would be ... working out.

My favorite athletic team is ... the University of Tennessee.

People don't know that I ... love to bake pies.

The biggest phobia I have is ... getting my fingers cut off.

Honorable mention: Charnice Caraway, Centennial basketball; Erin Downey, Shiloh basketball; Brittney Gallivan, Monticello basketball; Okeima Hampton, Champaign Central basketball; Brittany Herring, Villa Grove basketball; Sarah Hintz, LeRoy basketball; Linzy Houghtaling, Georgetown-Ridge Farm basketball; Jasmine Hughes, Ridgeview basketball; Molly Marcum, LeRoy basketball; Megan Mast, Centennial basketball; Savannah Piety, Fisher basketball; Kierra Robinson, Champaign Central basketball; Lauren Taylor, Sullivan basketball; Mallory Weber, Salt Fork basketball