Name: Emily Chobany
Athlete of the week achievement: Chobany delivered 21 points, four assists and five steals in a win over Berlin Brothersvalley and had eight points, four assists and three steals in a WestPAC title win over Shade. She helped hold Shade's Emma Spinella, a 22-points-per-game shooter, to nine points.
Season update: Chobany averages 12.4 points, 3.9 assists and 2.5 steals per game. She is also a 1,000-point scorer.
Coach Lance Hudak's quote: "Emily has worked extremely hard to become one of the premier point guards in the area. Her speed, skill and strength are uncanny and allow her to dominate a game both offensively and defensively. A true student-athlete, Chobs is driven to be the best she can be both academically and athletically."
Favorite teacher: Mr. Slanoc
Favorite subject: Anatomy and Physiology
Favorite movie: "The Lucky One''
Favorite food: Shrimp
Favorite song: "Dark Horse'' by Katy Perry
Outside interests: Running, reading, hanging out with friends
Favorite professional team: Los Angeles Lakers
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Skylar Diggins
Best athlete I ever played with: Portage teammates
Best athlete I ever competed against: Altoona's McKenzie Hatch
Most influential person on my athletic career: "My parents, my coaches, Coach Swogger, Randy Hatch, Brianna Baker and Billy Clapper
Proudest athletic achievement: "Winning the WestPAC championship back-to-back and scoring my 1,000th point.''
How I got my start in basketball: "My dad wanted me to try all the sports so he took me to Lance Hudak's league in third grade. Ever since then, I loved the sport.''
Future goal: To go to college to play basketball and major in physical therapy