Burger King Student-Athlete of the Week: Emma Weiss

By: Kristi Fulkerson Email
By: Kristi Fulkerson Email

May 26, 2011

Emma Weiss has excelled for the Western Albemarle field hockey team during her high school career. She was an all-state selection for field hockey and this spring she decided to try her hand at another sport, going out for the tennis team during her final semester of high school.

"I just decided that I wanted to play a spring sports to go out on [my] senior year," Weiss said.

"She really hadn't played a lot of tennis before, but worked really hard, she made the team and I was so excited because I saw a lot of the leadership qualities that she has being a senior, being an upperclassman," added Warriors' tennis coach Ellen Markowitz.

Despite not being a starter in singles or doubles, Weiss brings an unmatched leadership quality to the table and it's a quality that she takes very seriously.

"I consider it to be a pretty big challenge to get everyone motivated," she says, "and as we get into the postseason it takes a lot to get everybody to keep trying and keep pushing themselves everyday and I try to remind them what it will be worth."

In addition to the field hockey field and the tennis court, Emma also gets the job done in the classroom, boasting a 4.0 grade point average. Click on the above video link to view Kristi Fulkerson's story on Emma Weiss.

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