Yorktown senior basketball player Jacob Grim was voted the Daily News Athlete of the Week from the week of 1/10-1/17.
“It means a lot to get that from the community and to know that they see what our team can do,” Grim said via text.
During that week, Grim led the Tigers with 18 points in the Delaware County championship game. That aided the Tigers in winning the title.
“We have to keep playing as a team and moving the ball as we did [then]” Grim said. “We were getting great shots every time down the floor because we moved the ball so well. We need to keep playing the team defense that we played as we held the teams to around 40 [points] and that was a key factor in winning.”
The Ball State Daily News will use this program to honor athletes who had an impressive week or a breakout performance. A candidate from each school will be chosen and the community can vote for the winner.
Candidates will be announced every Wednesday with the voting closing on the following Saturday at 5 p.m. If you believe a certain student-athlete should be your school’s candidate, email the Daily News high school sports reporter Zach Carter at email@example.com.
To vote for the athletes, check the Daily News Sports account on X.
Here are your nominees for athlete of the week from 1/17-1/24.
Delta: freshman girls’ swimmer Alivia Jackson - In the Eagles win over Burris and Fort Recovery, Jackson set a new freshman pool record in the 100 butterfly.
Wapahani: senior girl’s basketball player Destiny Felder - In the Raiders’ 37-35 win over Monroe Central, Felder led with 11 points.
Yorktown: sophomore girl’s basketball player Addy Barnes - In the Tigers’ 47-46 win over Frankton, Barmes led with 14 points.
Daleville: senior boy’s basketball player Meryck Adams - In the Broncos’ 66-62 win over Eastbrook, Adams led Daleville with 18 points.