In our latest Subway Scholar Athlete of the Week segment, we introduce you to a Paradise high swimmer who laps up the competition in the pool and in the classroom
Between school and sports, the last thing most scholar athletes have time for is reading for fun, but Andrew Hasek made the time and developed a love for something that could have a big impact on his life, the brain.
"I woke up one day and I wanted to know a little more about how our brain works, read up a little bit and decided I liked it, it interested me," said Hasek.
It wasn't hard for Hasek to apply his natural curiousity to his studies at Paradise high where he is one of the top students with a 4.14 GPA.
"He's always been good about being prompt and working hard," said Andrew's father Bruce Hasek.
"You have to put in the effort and you have to be willing to say goodbye to as much sleep as you want," said Andrew Hasek.
Hasek is an example to every Bobcat, but especially to his fellow students on the swim team. He is the captain and through that role he motivates his teammates to succeed.
"He's a leader, people follow him, people look up to him, people like having him around, having him in the pool. He always has a fun, positive attitude, he's always encouraging others to do their best and excel," said Paradise swim coach Rebecca Cassibba.
"I have the most experience on the team so I guess I can answer most the of the questions people have," said Hasek.
Although Hasek is an all-around great swimmer, he says his best event is the breaststoke. In fact, he's the reigning section champion in the 100-meter breaststroke and he is determined to defend his title this season.
"You have to work hard every day, like every yard you put in counts toward that first place," said Hasek.
Hasek is only a junior and is not sure which college he will attend, but wherever he goes, this motivated student athlete is ready to make his goals come true.
"I want to major in medicine and become a neurosurgeon," said Hasek.
Paradise high's Andrew Hasek is our latest Subway Scholar Athlete of the Week.