Savannah Wittenbrink | Athlete of the Week - Republic-Times | News

Savannah Wittenbrink | Athlete of the Week

By on November 29, 2012 at 10:38 am
The Republic-Times Athlete of the Week, Savannah Wittenbrink, stands at the line in a game during the Columbia Tip-Off Classic, that the Eagles would go on to win. (Mark Hodapp photo)

Columbia High School girls basketball player Savannah Wittenbrink is this week’s Republic-Times Athlete of the Week.

The 5′ 10″ senior forward has helped lead her team to a 5-0 start to the hoops season. Last Tuesday in Columbia’s 67-64 thrilling overtime win against Carlyle, Wittenbrink put up a whopping 32 points, shooting 14-for-17 from the floor on the night. Wittenbrink leads the Eagles with 68 points in just five games so far this season, with a shooting percentage of 56. She also leads her team with 50 rebounds, averaging 10 per game.

Wittenbrink is also coming off a successful volleyball season with the Eagles, who went to the Class 3A Super Sectionals. She was named to the All-Conference Team in the Cahokia Conference Mississippi Division.

Congratulations Savannah, keep up the good work!

Teryn Schaefer

Teryn was born and raised in Waterloo, growing up watching local sports and Mon-Clair baseball. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri Journalism School and loves cheering on her Tigers any chance she gets.