Athletes of the Week – March 9


Logan Roth, Columbus Christian senior basketball player

Roth averaged 17.3 points as the Crusaders won four games in four days to claim the National Association of Christian Athletes Division V title. He was named the tournament’s Offensive MVP.

His performance last week: “I thought we all came together as a team and fought for the same goal, and accomplished that by bringing home a national championship for the school.”

Do you do anything special to prepare? “I try to sit down and get focused and think about what we have to do to win the game.”

Favorite drink: “Gatorade”

Favorite food: “Bacon cheeseburgers”

Favorite book: “The Bible”

Favorite class: “Government, economics and Bible class with Mr. Heaton”

Role model: “My dad (Dean Roth)”

Best advice: “Adapt and overcome”

Athletics goal: “We just accomplished it — to bring home a championship my senior year.”

If you could travel anywhere: “I would probably want to go to Alaska just to see all the nature there and the Northern Lights and the mountains.”


Seena Greiwe, Columbus East senior gymnast

Greiwe finished second on the floor with a 9.7 and fourth in the all-around competition with a 36.475 Friday to lead the Olympians to a third-place team finish in the Columbus East Regional.

Her performance last week: “I hit everything. Bars, I wish could have been a little bit better, but floor and beam, I was pretty solid and was very happy with my performances, and vault, I thought I did pretty well.”

Do you do anything special to prepare? “On the day of a meet, I just make sure my head is in the game or meet, whatever sport I’m in, and just mentally prepare. I always make sure I’m focused before every meet.”

Favorite drink: “Lemonade”

Favorite food: “Pizza”

Favorite book: “Heaven Is For Real”

Favorite class: “AP biology”

Role model: “Both of my (older) brothers (Brock and Quade) because they’ve done three sports all their lives, and I just have always looked up to them and wanted to be at their level. They’ve always gotten recognition for how good they are at what they do, and they’ve always been very hard workers in everything that they’ve done and that’s what I’ve always tried to do.”

Best advice: “No matter if you’re the best or not, always make sure that you work the hardest. Be the hardest worker that you can possibly be, no matter if that doesn’t mean you’re going to be the best at what you’re doing because coaches do notice who works the hardest.”

Athletics goal: “My goal for gymnastics and track was to make it to state, and we’ve done that. I’d like to be in the top 10 or top six for all-around at state.”

If you could travel anywhere: “San Francisco or New York. Those are my favorite two places that I’ve always wanted to go.”