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Monday, February 1, 2021

State Farm Student Athlete of the week:

Last week State Farm of Butler was honored to award sophomore Emily Wheeler with State Farm athlete of the week award. Emily led the Drexel lady Cats to three wins last week. She averaged a triple double with 29.6 points, 15 rebounds and 10 steals. She also averaged 3 assists per game over that 3 game stretch.

This week she had another huge accomplishment and scored her 1000th point as only a sophomore. Emily was nominated by her coach Josh Gordon. Coach Gordon stated “Emily is well respected by her peers on and off the court. She is a well rounded individual that always puts others first.

She is a soft spoken leader who always leads by example.” When asked what it takes to become an elite athlete Emily stated “it takes respect for your teammates as well as your coaches and being willing to work hard on and off the court as well as in the classroom.” When asked to tell us one thing she has learned from competing in sports that she can use later in life, she stated “you can learn a lot from sports.

They are similar to life in general. When something doesn’t go your way, you can’t hang your head. You’ve got to stay after it.” We wish Emily and the Drexel Lady Cats best of luck tonight as they compete in the final round of the Archie tournament.