East Rockingham High School's Sarah Cameron is a star on the tennis court and basketball court. She loves the sports because of the team.
“I just love the team atmosphere, just everybody working together,” said Sarah.
She's helped lead East Rockingham to state championships in both sports. As for a favorite, she says it's too hard to choose.
“They're very different sports. Tennis is quiet, you have to be patient. Basketball is just really fast paced so, they kind of compensate for each other,” said Sarah. “It's like trying to choose between two kids. I just... I love them both!”
Her coach says she's been a leader from the start.
“She came in as a sophomore and she was a captain right from the start. We don't hand out captainship without thinking about it,” said Sarah's bascketball coach Paul Comer. “She was a no-brainer for us right from the start. She was the kind of kid we wanted to lead our program.”
Her skills have helped lead the Lady Eagles to 50 straight wins on the basketball court.
She's just as successful in the classroom. She has a 4.1 GPA and a lead by example attitude.
“Academics are going to get me further in life than basketball or tennis and I want to try to get a good job when I'm older. I know that I have to do the right things in the classroom to do that,” said Sarah.
Her teacher says her perseverance is the key to her success.
“She's very smart and things do come easily for her, but when they don't, she's willing to work extra hard to make sure that she does well,” said Sarah's English teacher Amy Wouters.
Recently, Sarah's been off the court because of an injury. During this down time, she's trying to figure out if sports are in her future.
“I haven't yet decided where I want to go to school, but I would like to play a sport and try to major in probably biology and be a physical therapist and help kids like me,” said Sarah.
Her successes on the basketball court, tennis court and in the classroom are why Sarah Cameron is WHSV's Student Athlete of the Week.
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