3/3/11 Student Athlete of the Week - Erica Estes

By: Daren Stoltzfus Email
By: Daren Stoltzfus Email

Turner Ashby senior Erica Estes strives for success in everything she does. "I can't settle for less than the best. I always want to give it all that I have."

That's true on the court, and in the classroom Erica has a 4.1 G.P.A,, she's ranked second in her class, and she's Vice President of the National Honor Society

"I always want the A. I always want the 100. Even that isn't good enough sometimes," says Erica.

"She's very self-driven. You can set a bar for the class, but Erica wants to go beyond that. Not because of the grade, because she already has the A, but because she wants to be the best she can be. And that pretty much spells out everything she does, sports, academics, whatever," says Erica's English Teacher Dee Grimm.

"She's quietly become one of the great players in the history of our program," says Erica's Basketball Coach Rob Lovell.

Erica's a 4 year letter winner in softball and basketball, she's been to State every year she's started on the basketball team, and she's been all district, all region and all state on the diamond.

"It's incredible just to carry on the tradition here at TA. We've always been known for excellence, and it's great to see that we can get back to the State tournament each and every year," says Erica.

But her most lasting legacy may have come off the court.

"I think the sky is the limit for her. She's an unbelievable kid. Obviously I love her as a player, but I love her even more as a person," says Rob Lovell.

"She really grows on you because you realize there's an amazing young woman under there that has this drive and quiet kindness that is just so wonderful," says Dee Grimm.

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