Athletes of the Week: Summer Cramer & Jacob Horsch

Athletes of the Week: Summer Cramer & Jacob Horsch

This school year, we're giving our weekly honorees a chance to show off their teammates.

Summer Cramer | Watseka girls' basketball

Why she's Athlete of the Week: The senior just kept getting better as the Warriors' 3-0 week went on. She potted 12 points in a victory over Manteno and 16 more in a win against Clifton Central before depositing 25 points in Watseka's triumph over South Newton (Ind.). The latter two games went for Sangamon Valley Conference wins and pushed the Warriors to 8-0 on the season.

From Cramer: "we knew as a team that South Newton was going to be tough for us, and having two conference games in one week, we came together well as a team and ... did what we needed to do."

I need tickets to see ... Thomas Rhett. He's one of my favorite country singers.

One movie I could watch over and over again is ... any Nicholas Sparks movie.

If I could choose one superpower, it would be ... the ability of time travel. I want to see my future a little bit and then come back and act on it.

The social media platform I use most is ... definitely Snapchat. Since I (attend classes at Kankakee Community College), I like to talk to everyone who goes there.

My biggest pet peeve is ... slow walkers and slow drivers.

My best basketball memory is ... last year when we won the SVC tournament at home. It was awesome because (Iroquois West) had beat us by 20 earlier in the season, so it was amazing.

My most embarrassing basketball memory is ... sadly, getting my ankle broken in a conference game.

Before a game ... I have to pack my bag in a certain order, then probably go to the gym early and shoot.

After a game ... I talk to all my grandparents because they go to every game, then I probably go to McDonald's and get ice cream.

In five years, I see myself ... coaching basketball and pursuing my Master's degree in education.

Honorable mention: Cassidi Collins, Mahomet-Seymour' basketball; Marissa Herschberger, Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond basketball; Aliyah Holloman, Villa Grove/Heritage basketball; Sidney Hood, Fisher basketball; Madison Kirby, Salt Fork basketball; Zanna Myers, Monticello basketball; River Rosales, Ridgeview basketball; Savanna Spitz, Arthur Okaw Christian basketball; Meara Tilstra, Iroquois West basketball; Sa'kinah Williams, Judah Christian basketball.


Jacob Horsch | Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher wrestling

Why he's Athlete of the Week: Horsch dominated opponents at last Saturday's Prairie Central North/South Multi Duals, piling up four pinfall victories while wrestling at both 145 and 152 pounds for the Falcons.

From Horsch: "I was feeling pretty good at the meet, getting back into the swing of things. Probably why I felt so good was because I went to the J Robinson 28-day intensive wrestling camp in the offseason. ... I've (wrestled multiple classes) all four years of high school. I've wrestled whatever weight class Coach (Josh Carter) has needed me."

I need tickets to ... a Dallas Cowboys game.

One movie I could watch over and over again is ... "Friday Night Lights." It's a fun movie to watch, and I like the sports aspect and the meaning it has.

If I could choose one superpower, it would be ... time control. You can stop time and freeze it go back or go forward. You can basically do anything you want.

The social media platform I use most is ... Twitter. There's so much on it and you can connect with all your friends.

My biggest pet peeve is ... people who just talk a lot.

My best wrestling memory is ... when we got fourth at state as a team my freshman year. I remember we faced Shelbyville the first round, and we had to win to place. It ended up coming down to last match, and our guy ended up beating the kid who got fourth at the individual state tournament.

My most embarrassing wrestling memory is ... probably whenever I get tech falled.

Before a meet ... I pace around, keep my body loose and try not to focus on anything outside what I need to do.

After a meet ... I talk to Coach Carter, see what he has to say, then I sit, get some water and watch the rest of the meet.

In five years, I see myself ... definitely graduating college, probably after studying something in criminal justice.

Honorable mention: Sully Alwes, St. Joseph-Ogden wrestling; Justin Cardani, Centennial wrestling; Ethan Chow, Urbana swimming and diving; Graham Eighner, Hoopeston Area basketball; Sean Houpt, Danville basketball; Cody Miller, Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin wrestling; Kyle Poll, Paxton-Buckley-Loda basketball; Lane Wagner, Danville boys' swimming and diving; Latavius Winston, Rantoul basketball; Cameron Wise, Oakwood basketball.