Name: Rachel Zimmerman
School: Tussey Mountain
Athlete of week achievement: Zimmerman scored 18 points and was 8-of-8 from the foul line in the fourth quarter to help Tussey Mountain to a first-round state playoff victory over Monessen.
Season update: She averages 18.1 points per game, has 65 3-pointers and is shooting 73 percent from the foul line.
Coach Todd Gates's quote: "Without a doubt she's our leader on the floor, especially when you get in situations like at UPJ on a big floor. She makes sure everyone knows what's going on. She's like a another coach on the floor."
Favorite teacher: Miss Stoltz
Favorite subject: Chemistry II
Favorite movie: "The Notebook"
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite song: "Stone in Love" by Journey
Outside interests: Softball, church, cutting wood and riding bikes
Favorite pro team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: North Carolina
Pro athlete most admired: Michael Jordan
Best athlete I ever played with: Morgan Lemin
Best athlete I ever competed against: Northern Bedford's Danis Kilgore
Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad, Randy
Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the District 5 championship two years in a row and getting third team all-state.
How I got my start in basketball: My dad has been a coach since I was young, and my two older brothers played.
Future goal: To go to college to become a nurse or a state trooper.