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Athlete of the Week for February Week 1

Fritz Zimmerman

Frank ďFritzĒ Zimmerman IV
Pope John Paul II Catholic High School
4.0 GPA
Sport: Swimming

There are infinite ways for a person to define their character. For most, itís a perfect recipe made from a few key ingredients. For our next Athlete of the Week, his main ingredient is determination. Frank Zimmerman IV, or Fritz as heís called, is a young man whose love of swimming carried him to the AHSAA state tournament his freshman year. But, that love of swimming is what led to a long rehab stint the following year after TOC Sports physicians discovered he had injured both shoulders from swimming. This Pope John Paul II Catholic High School senior was determined to make it back in the water and in 2010 placed third in the All-State 100 yard fly. To know Fritz, is to know a young man who is focused on all things in his life. In the classroom, the evidence is clear. Fritz is an A/B Honor Roll student with a solid 4.0 GPA. Heís a member of the Scholastic All-American Swim Team, the National Society of High School Scholars and was selected to participate in the Worldwide Youth Leadership Conference in back-to-back years. Heís interested in pursuing a career in Biomedical Engineering. In his community, Fritz is determined to make his mark on the younger generation. When heís not volunteering for vacation bible school and for Summer Choir Camp, heís taking his love of swimming and passing it on to others as a swim teacher. Just when you think there isnít any room left on this high school seniorís plate, Fritz is a Bass player in the Pope John Paul II pep band. With his determination, it seems thereís nothing Fritz canít do. Congratulations, Fritz!

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