Athlete of the Week
The Tire Recycle Rural High School Athlete of the Week is Talia Peters of the Garden Valley Zodiacs basketball team in Winkler.
This 5’4” point guard led the Zodiacs to first place finishes at the St. Mary’s Academy and Zodiacs home tournaments, while finishing second at the Crocus Plains tournament. She was an all-star at the Crocus Plains tournament and named the tournament MVP at St. Mary’s. She is averaging 24 points, 4 assist, 4 steals and 1.5 rebounds per game this season. Coach Dan Forte states, “Talia has an amazing attitude and personality. She works really hard on her game and has aspirations to play at the next level. She is successful because she believes in her ability on both ends of the floor and executes. Talia is more than receptive to constructive criticism - she requests it. She is a fantastic attacker, passer, play maker, shooter, perimeter defender, and ‘coach on the floor’."
This grade 11 student maintains a 95% academic average, while also participating in soccer, volleyball, cross country, badminton and track & field.