Name: Danielle Nazaruk
School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic
Athlete of the week achievement: Nazaruk came from behind and won the District 6 Class AA singles title over Marion Center's Gulzhamal Adylova. She lost the first set, 2-6, and was down 5-2 in the second before rallying to win, 7-6. She won the third set. 6-1.
Season update: Nazaruk is 11-1 on the year in singles play.
Coach Barb Fiore's quote: "Dani showed a lot of determination and stayed focused to pull out the victory in the district championship over a quality opponent."
Favorite teacher: Mr. Cooper
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite movie: "Remember the Titans"
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite song: "Your Love" by Nikki Minaj
Outside interests: Volleyball and hanging out with friends
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: Virginia Tech
Pro athlete most admired: Maria Sharapova
Best athlete I ever played with: Bishop Guilfoyle grads Ashley Klobuka and Rachel Rea
Best athlete I ever competed against: Marion Center's Gulzhamal Adylova
Most influential people on my athletic career: My parents, Dave and Pam, Judy Roberts, Coach Fiore, Dan Palmer, Matt Stop, Jamie Taylor, Eric Hovan, Steve Genter, Linda Alianello and Tim Rea.
Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the District 6 singles title this year and the District 6 doubles title last year.
How I got my start in tennis: I started playing at the age of five, while watching my brother play.
Future goal: To go to college and continue my tennis career.