Athletes of the Week

Athletes of the Week

Doug Kyrouac

Champaign Central senior, baseball

Recently: had hits in 13 consecutive at-bats, a state record, which covered parts of four games.

Quote: "It's always been fun; sometimes the hits just fall."

My favorite band is ... Third Eye Blind.

My favorite athlete is ... Archie Manning.

My hero outside of athletics is ... Itch Jones.

If I were not competing I would be ... doing more with scholastic bowl.

If I could compete at any venue it would be ... Tropicana Field.

My guilty pleasure is ... watching Fairly Odd Parents.

If I could attend at any university I would choose ... Notre Dame.

My summer break plans are ... to play ball and visit my sisters.

Favorite place to play away from home ... Normal Community.

Favorite book ... Freakonomics.

Honorable mention: Jade Ackerman, St. Thomas More track and field; Cody Bohlen, St. Joseph-Ogden baseball; Derek Bunch, Mahomet-Seymour track and field; Cole Craft, Unity baseball; Dalton Esteppe, Armstrong-Potomac baseball; Jake Flessner, Centennial baseball; Michael Grant, Bismarck-Henning baseball; Cole Hasselbring, CPCI baseball; Nick Jones, Westville baseball; Brannon Kwiatkowski, Mahomet-Seymour baseball; Jordan Latsko, Monticello baseball; Cody Randolph, Urbana baseball; Steve Schroeder, Monticello track and field

Shelby Stevenson

Urbana junior, track & field

Recent accomplishments: After tying her own meet record in winning the Big 12 indoor meet (10 feet, 6 inches), was the state runner-up in the 3A/4A Prep Top Times indoor meet last weekend, clearing a school-record 11-6 in the pole vault.

Quote: "I worked really hard all summer and winter to improve my height. I saw this indoor season as an opportunity to try out stuff before the outdoor season started."

My favorite band is ... Journey.

My favorite athlete is ... Mary Lou Retton.

My hero outside of athletics is ... My mom, Heather Stevenson.

My guilty pleasure is ... Dr Pepper.

If I could attend at any university I would choose ... University of Illinois.

My summer break plans are ... pole vault, relax and lay out in the sun.

Favorite place to play away from home ... Hawaii.

Favorite book ... Troy.

Honorable mention: Rachel Ballard, St. Joseph-Ogden track and field; Kaley Barak, Centennial softball; Kandie Bloch, Argenta-Oreana track and field; Brittany Bohn, Mahomet-Seymour track and field; Emma Cabutti, Mahomet-Seymour track and field; Casey Cromwell, Danville softball; Katie Forshey, Mahomet-Seymour track and field; Caleigh Hennigh, Fisher softball; Shelby Immke, St. Joseph-Ogden softball; Jessica Melchi, Mahomet-Seymour track and field; Sydni Meunier, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley track and field; Kelsey Sollars, Hoopeston Area softball; Melinda Wilson, Blue Ridge softball