Caleb Schrock-Hurst: WHSV's Student Athlete of the Week May 8

By: Andy Rives Email
By: Andy Rives Email

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- Caleb Schrock-Hurst can work the strings on his tennis racket and on his cello.

At Eastern Mennonite School, Caleb Schrock-Hurst is a man of many talents. He has won concerto competitions as a cellist and swings his way to wins on the tennis court.

"The focus needs to be there in both. It's individualized. You need to be able to learn from your mistakes. You don't get a second chance on the tennis court when you're in a close match. You don't get a second chance in the third movement of a difficult piece and you start messing up. You gotta keep it together and get through it, and hopefully do your best," said Caleb.

The Flames senior has been the top seed on the EMS team for three seasons and was an All-State performer on the court last season.

"It's a thinking man's sport, and really you're playing yourself. You gotta be in control of your emotions. You gotta be in control of your strokes, your shot selection. There's no one to blame but yourself. That's the best part of the game, but it's also the worst part of the game," said Caleb.

The accomplished musician and athlete is also great in the classroom. He is a straight-A student and maintains a 4.2 GPA.

"He is a good example. That it is possible to be rounded in what you're doing and still do things well, to have integrity in what you're doing at any level, whether it's athletics or music or the academics," said Curtis Stutzman, Caleb's English teacher.

"In my whole life I want to give 100% and I've managed to succeed. It takes a lot of work, and occasionally some sacrifice, but I think I've enjoyed the outcome too," said Caleb. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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