Classroom Champions-Emma Drabek

News 3 Sports would like to congratulate our latest Classroom Champion, Emma Drabek. The St. Joseph Catholic School senior has a 4.9 GPA, and is currently ranked second in her class.

“Emma is a blessed self motivator. Her motivation comes from like within her inner spirit and what she expects of herself, and she uses that to power herself through her school work, through her sports.Through any sort of activity she takes on she uses her own spirit, her own motivation, her own positivity to really push her through any activity.” Grace Foley, Teacher.

Emma plays basketball and softball for the St. Joseph Lady Eagles. She's also a member of the cheerleading squad. In basketball, Emma has been a 2nd Team All-District and a Academic All-State selection. In softball, Emma has received 1st Team All-District honors for her play as an infielder. Outside of sports, Emma is a member of the National Honor Society, the Art Club, and the Yearbook Staff and in the classroom, Emma has received the AP English Award and the American History Award.

“I think some people it comes natural working hard. She strives to be the best. So, on and off the field she's always going to be working hard, studying when she has a chance, she's getting extra practice time when she can. I think she's just an all around great person. Even as a freshman she was one of those people who's always nice to everybody. Someone that even as a freshman people could look up to.” Lauren Elias, Coach.

“The pressure of being a student athlete...You have to have a good balance in between your free time and your work. You need to find like the little time. Like on bus rides or just the small times the teachers give you after class to work, and to get just get as much as you can done. Honestly it's not much of a pressure deal; it's a lot of fun. I like being busy, and I like being involved with all these different school activities and sports.” says Drabek.

After High School, Emma will attend Texas A&M University, and will major in Communications, with a Minor in Journalism.

Congratulations to Emma Drabek of St. Joseph Catholic School. This week’s News 3 Sports Classroom Champion!