January 27, 2011
Monticello senior Maggie Echols is this week's choice for Burger King Student Athlete of the Week.
Echols is a post player for the Mustangs basketball team and serves as a captain. According to her coach, she "does all the little things that a team needs and that rarely get noticed. She defends, screens, rebounds and communicates." Echols is averaging four points and five rebounds per game this season, with season-highs of nine points and seven rebounds.
Echols is also one of the top students at MHS. She's had straight A's since middle school and her weighted GPA is a 4.55. She is also a member of the National, Math and English honor societies.
Additionally, Echols is an accomplished tuba player. This year, she served as the drum major for the Monticello band.
Echols is considering attending Ohio State University, and if she ends up there, she hopes to "dot the i" for the Buckeyes marching band.