Athletes of the Week


Zach McLean // Columbus North sophomore baseball player

McLean had two doubles and two RBIs in a 9-6 win at Southport, hit a two-run game-tying home run in the top of the seventh inning of a 5-5 tie Friday at Cathedral and had three hits, including two doubles, and three RBIs in Saturday’s 14-4 win at Terre Haute North.

His performance last week: “Our team did pretty good. We were pretty solid last week.”

Do you do anything special to prepare? “I always listen to music on the bus and take a nap.”

Favorite drink: “Lemonade Orange Gatorade”

Favorite food: “Pepperoni Pizza.”

Favorite class: “I love math.”

Favorite sports team: “LSU baseball and New York Yankees”

Favorite athlete: “Aaron Judge”

Role model: “Aaron Judge”

Best advice: “From coach (Pat) Antone, ‘Stay positive, and think good about everything, even if it’s bad.’”

Athletics goal: “I want to get committed (to a college) for baseball.”

If you could travel anywhere: “I want to go back to Australia because the last time I went there, the Great Barrier Reef was awesome.”


Katherine Rumsey // Columbus North senior track athlete

Katherine Rumsey

Rumsey won the 3,200 meters in 10 minutes, 54.40 seconds and finished second in the 1,600 in 5:18.03 at Friday’s Conference Indiana meet to lead the Bull Dogs to the team title.

Her performance last week: “I wasn’t entirely expecting to run that fast, but I’m happy that I did.”

Do you do anything special to prepare? “It’s really just getting in the right mindset of being serious, but not too serious and having an enjoyable mindset and enjoying the meet atmosphere.”

Favorite drink: “I drink a lot of water.”

Favorite food: “Sushi or cake”

Favorite class: “Calculus BC”

Favorite sports team: “I’m a little biased because I’m going to Purdue, but Purdue basketball.”

Favorite athlete: “Shalane Flanagan. She’s had some cookbooks that I have.”

Role model: “My mom (Jennifer Rumsey). She’s shown me that whatever you want to do, you can do, regardless of your gender.”

Best advice: “To not put limits on your abilities and keep working hard each year and keep working for growth because you never know how far your body can go.”

Athletics goal: “My athletic goal was to break 11 minutes (in the 3,200). My dad said if I break 10:45, we can get another dog, so I think that’s my new goal.”

If you could travel anywhere: “Italy, because it’s just really pretty over there, and the food is really good.”