Female Athlete of Week: Swogger, Tyrone on a roll

Name: Jordyn Swogger

School: Tyrone

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Swogger scored 21 points in a win over Huntingdon, 16 in a victory over Central and 22 in a win over Central Mountain.

Season update: Swogger is averaging 18.6 points per game for the 5-0 Lady Eagles.

Coach Luke Rhoades’ quote: “Jordyn is a competitor. She plays hard and gives everything she has. She’s a team leader and most importantly does whatever it takes to make the team better.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Shedd

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “The Hunger Games”

Favorite food: Buffalo chicken

Favorite song: “Say Something” by A Great Big World featuring Christina Aguilera

Outside interests: Skiing and running track

Favorite professional team: Dallas Cowboys

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Dez Bryant

Best athlete I ever had as a teammate: Emily Iuzzolino and Olivia Stever

Best athlete I ever competed against: Hollidaysburg’s Hannah Mercer

Most influential person on my athletic career: My grandparents, Thomas and Susan Hileman, my mom, Kimberly Peterman, and my uncle, Tjay Hileman

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning districts in track and field for the 400-meter and 200-meter runs

How I got my start in basketball: “When I was around 5, my mom started taking me to my grandfather’s lessons.”

Future goal: “To go to a Division II school for Sports Management and further my track and field career at that level.”