Elizabeth Weiland

Name: Elizabeth Weiland

School: Claysburg-Kimmel

Age: 14

Grade: Freshman

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Weiland collected 14 points and 11 rebounds in starting for Paige Burk and helped Claysburg knock off Keystone, 41-33, in the PIAA Class A playoffs.

Season update: Weiland is averaging around 8 points and 5 rebounds per game for the Lady Bulldogs, who play Kennedy Catholic in the PIAA Class A second round on Wednesday.

Coach Jeff Appleman’s quote: “She’s been really coming on strong the last couple of weeks. She’s a very determined player who plays with a lot of focus and a lot of intensity. We have her on the other teams’ good offensive players because she is a very determined defensive player.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Bozella

Favorite subject: Biology

Favorite movie: “Escape Plan”

Favorite food: Chicken Parmesan

Favorite song: “TKO” by Justin Timberlake

Outside interests: Volleyball, hanging out with friends and family

Favorite professional team: Miami Heat

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Maggie Lucas

Best athlete I ever played with: McConnellsburg’s Bronwyne Mellott

Best athlete I ever competed against: Bellwood-Antis’ Karson Swogger

Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad, Mike Weiland

Proudest athletic achievement: Two-time MVP of Tyrone Hoopsfest

How I got my start in basketball: I played biddy basketball at the Garver YMCA

Future goal: “To go to college and make a difference in the world.”