The Mid-Columbia Athletes of the Week for February 4, 2011.
Bryan Corrigan, Senior, Liberty Christian
Leading scorers typically get the most attention on a basketball team, but with the numbers Liberty Christian’s Bryan Corrigan is putting up, it’s hard not to take notice of the 6-foot-5 center.
Corrigan broke the school record for rebounds in a season last weekend, going over the 240-rebound plateau.
“That was my goal this season,” he said. “I just missed it last year. It’s not because I jump so high. I block out pretty well and go hard for them.”
As a junior, Corrigan started with three other players 6 feet and taller. This year’s team is a tad shorter, which has helped him average 14.1 rebounds per game.
Favorite food: Lasagna
Favorite nonsport activity: Playing video games
Favorite athlete: Kevin Durant
Most like to meet: The President
Favorite class: History
Favorite movie: The Ringer
Favorite TV show: 24
Career plans: Mechanical engineer
Tayshia Hunt, Senior, Prosser
Not too many people’s favorite moments in life involve going to Tacoma, but when the alternative is Yakima, well, it makes sense.
Prosser senior Tayshia Hunt fondly remembers her freshman basketball season when the Mustangs went to the state tournament at the Tacoma Dome.
What she hopes happens this season, will be a berth to state and a date at the Yakima SunDome like the last two seasons, and hopefully this time Prosser can get over the hump and bring home a state title.
“I think we can, if we continue to play hard,” she said. “I think the experience has been a big help for our team.”
Favorite food: Enchiladas
Favorite nonsport activity: Going to church
Favorite athlete: Kobe Bryant
Most like to meet: Michael Jordan
Favorite class: Algebra II
Must-have on the road: Snacks
Favorite TV show: Law & Order
Last book read (not for school): Eclipse
Career plans: Pediatric nurse
Nominations for AOTW can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 582-1410. Nominations must be received by noon Sunday.