Name: Janae Dunchack
School: Northern Cambria
Athlete of week achievement: Dunchack scored 14 points and hit the game-winning free throw with 0.8 of a second left to lift Northern Cambria past Nativity in the second round of the PIAA Class A playoffs. She followed that with a 13-point effort in a win over Old Forge in the quarterfinals.
Season update: Dunchack is averaging 14.1 points and 8.9 rebounds per game.
Coach Eric Thomas' quote: "She's been very consistent for us right now as far as scoring and rebounding, and she's been our defensive stopper. She's always up to that challenge."
Favorite teacher: Mr. Yuhas
Favorite subject: French IV
Favorite movie: "Forrest Gump"
Favorite food: "Homeade pierogies"
Favorite song: "Get Higher" by Matt Nathanson
Outside interests: Reading, drawing
Favorite pro team: New Orleans Saints
Favorite college team: Duke
Pro athlete most admired: Michael Jordan
Best athlete I ever played with: Bishop Carroll's Lindsy Sammarco
Best athlete I ever competed against: BG's Alli Williams
Most influential person on my athletic career: My grandpa, Bill Dunchack
Proudest athletic achievement: Winning state high jump three years in a row
How I got my start in basketball: It just gave me something to do.
Future goal: Go to college and become a surgeon