Wednesday, February 20, 2013
By Kyle Gylsen - Menahga
The SportsCow.com Male Athlete of the Week is Tanner Schwartz of the Menahga boys' basketball team.
Tanner recently became the the sixth boy in Menahga basketball history to achieve the 1,000-point milestone, when he scored 19 against Henning on February 12.
"The great thing about Tanner is that he’d be the first to tell you that he couldn’t have done it without his teammates and he’d trade in those points for more wins," said Braves' head coach Jeremy Nordick.
As of Wednesday, February 20, Schwartz leads Menahga in scoring (25.0 ppg), rebounds (9.5 rpg), steals (55) and blocked shots (27). Tanner is also second on his team with 40 assissts.
"He’s really spent a lot of time in the off-season improving his game and becoming a better player," Nordick stated. "The time that he’s spent in the weight room and in the gym really shows how passionate he is about the game. It’s been great to work with him the last four years and I’m real proud to be his coach."
As per tradition, we gave Tanner the AOTW questionniare to fill out so that we might be able to get to know him just a little bit better. Here are the answers that he gave us:
Family: Parents- Roy Schwartz and Melinda Crimmons; Brothers- Austen Schwartz, Tyler Schwartz and Patrick Crimmons; Sister- Anna Crimmons
Favorite Sport: Basketball
Favorite Team: T-Wolves
Favorite Athlete: Koby Bryant
Best Personal Sports Moment: Last year making the game winning shot at home vs. Henning.
Favorite Actor or Actress: Adam Sandler
Favorite Movie: Trailer Park Boys
Favorite TV Show: Tosh.0
Favorite Musical Artist (this week): Chief Keef
Favorite Musical Artist (all time): 50 Cent
Favorite Song (this week): Wild Boy - MGK
Favorite Song (all time): Many Men -50 Cent
Favorite Subject in school: Science
Least Favorite Subject: History
Favorite Food: Tacos
Favorite Activities/Hobbies: Playing video games with friends
If you were stranded on an island, five (5) people and/or things you want to have with you: Tristan Kjellberg, Stetson Burkman, Bob Lusti, Ray Mueller and Levi Schwartz
One thing that very few people know about you: I listen to Dubstep
Congratulations to Tanner Schwartz of the Menahga boys' basketball team, the SportsCow.com Male Athlete of the Week.