Name: Jeremy Eckenrode
School: Central Cambria
Athlete of the week achievement: Eckenrode won the District 6 Class AA golf championship last week at Scotch Valley Country with a two-day total of 153.
Season update: Eckenrode helped the Red Devils to the D6-AA team title with a 645 over second-place Richland, which finished with a 672.
Coach Tom Aurandt’s quote: I’m very happy for him as this is a significant accomplishment, especially for a sophomore. Jeremy has a game well beyond his years. I’ve said this before – the strength of his game comes from a great swing and tempo, the result of many hours of practice and hard work. His putting is also very good. He has great patience on the course with an ability to remain keenly focused.”
Favorite teacher: Mr. Nikolishen
Favorite subject: Physical education
Favorite movie: “Ted”
Favorite food: Chicken
Favorite song: “Some Nights” by fun.
Outside interests: I like to play basketball.
Favorite professional team: Miami Heat
Favorite college team: Boise State
Pro athlete most admired: Adam Scott
Best athlete I ever played with: Max Kirsch
Best athlete I ever competed against: Connor Moran of Richland
Most influential person on my athletic career: Windber Country Club pro Carl Irving
Proudest athletic achievement: Winning districts last week.
How I got my start in golf: My dad got me started when I was 10.
Future goal: Play college golf