Cassidy Burkholder holds records at Turner Ashby High School on the basketball court.
Basketball isn't her only area of success, she scores just as many points in the classroom.
“I've been playing basketball as long as I can remember, ever since I was little,” said Cassidy.
“It's just become a big part of who I am, and a big part of my life. I can't really imagine what I'd do if I didn't play basketball.”
“She's a great team leader, and the epitome of a team player. When you have talented kids like Cassidy, that buy into a team concept, you have a chance to achieve a lot,” said Rob Lovell, Cassidy's coach.
Cassidy has been a star her entire varsity career scoring more than 1,000 points and earning All-District and All-Regional honors the past two years.
The classroom is no different, where shines just as bright with a 4.109 GPA.
“I've always seen school as a top priority for myself, and it just come pretty naturally to me. Its not that I don't try hard, it just come easily to me,” said Cassidy.
“She's a real hard worker, but she does more than that. She wants to make sure the work gets done, but done really well. She's not afraid to ask questions, and she'll be so successful because of that,” said Tracey Pence, Cassidy's teacher.
She is staying close by for the future.
“I plan on attending Bridgewater College next year to play basketball. I haven't definitely decided what I'm going to major in, but I'm leaning towards English and Education. If I go that route, I plan on being either a High School English teacher, or maybe even teach at the college level,” said Cassidy.
Her success in the classroom and on the basketball court is why Cassidy Burkholder is WHSV's Student Athlete of the Week.