Reporter Athlete of the Week: Erika Ito

Kentwood High School’s Erika Ito, girls golf, was selected as the Covington Maple Valley Reporter’s Female Athlete of the Week for Oct. 12.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: Math

Q: What other activities do you participate in?

A: Tennis

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: My mom and dad

Q: Do you have a pre- or post-game tradition? What is it?

A: I always have to warm up an hour before

Q: Song you currently can’t get enough of?

A: “Wake Up in the Sky” by Gucci Mane

From the Sideline

“Although just a sophomore, Erika leads by example always following instructions for whatever practice is set up for the team to do. She comes to practice with a smile on her face. She is kind to the other competitors and I have never seen her lose her temper on the golf course, despite a frustrating shot or hole. She is very even keel and that sets a good example for our other players as she has the lowest stroke average on the team. She treats everyone on the team, be it varsity or JV, the same. She also has a 3.9 GPA and competed at state in both golf and tennis (third in singles) last year.