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Athlete of the Week: Emma Witkamp


Name: Emma Witkamp

Grade: 11

Sport: Tennis

Emma has been a leader of the girl’s tennis team this season. She played as the team’s number 1 for solos and has done well this season, despite always facing the opposing team’s best player. She is only a junior and many on the team look up to her. Emma is amazing on and off the court. She is not only a tennis weapon, but also an academic weapon.

“Throughout the season, our team has created bonds and memories that will last forever. Tennis has changed my high school experience in ways that will affect me for the rest of my life. This sport has shown me determination, teamwork, and friendship in ways I had never experienced before. In the words of Coach K, “We win as a team, and we lose as a team,” Witcamp.

Emma will return to the court next year and it seems like she will dominate once again.

Eagle Eye: How did you first get involved with the sport?

Emma Witkamp: When I was in elementary school, I played tennis with my dad.

EE: What other sport(s) or other activities are you involved in?

EW: Marching Band

EE: Favorite college or pro sports team?

EW: Pittsburgh Penguins

EE: Favorite college or pro athlete?

EW: Coco Gauff

EE: Who is your hero? Why?

EW: My mom because she is a teacher, so she has helped shape the lives of many kids, while still always being there for my sister and me.

EE: Favorite band/musician?

EW: Girl in Red

EE: Favorite Food

EW: Mac & Cheese

EE: Favorite Movie/TV show

EW: Fantastic Beast

EE: What advice would you give younger athletes?

EW: Work hard and have fun. If you don’t work hard, you won’t improve. But if you don’t have fun, then what’s the point?

EE: What are your future goals past High School

EW: I want to go to college, but I’m not sure what I’m going to do after that.


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Logan Rumberger
Logan Rumberger, Social Media Co-Director
Logan Rumberger is a junior at Tyrone Area High School. This is his second year on the Eagle Eye team and he also joined the yearbook team this year as well. Logan loves everything about sports. His favorite sport to play and watch is wrestling. Logan looks forward to running back his podcast called “TSPN” for season 2 with his fellow mate Austin Lucas. Logan has big plans for this year's podcast and can't wait to show the Eagle Eye community.

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    deborah beegleOct 31, 2023 at 7:43 pm

    I love her advice to”work hard and have fun”….she’s a great example of doing both!!