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Girls Athlete of the Week: Heritage Academy's Anna Staub
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Honor roll

Savannah Blalock, Banks County: Scored 19 in a win against West Hall on Monday.

Kaitlyn Duncan, Banks County: Added 12 points in the win against West Hall. Scored 14 points in Friday’s win against East Hall.

Taylor Kennedy, Banks County: Finished with 18 points in a win against East Hall.

Kristina Nelson, Buford: Had 14 points in a win against West Hall on Tuesday. Scored 15 points in Saturday’s win against Fannin County.

Mackenzie Darrah, Buford: Scored 16 in Friday’s win against North Hall.

Bree Horrocks, Buford: Scored 16 points in Friday’s win against North Hall.

Camille Anderson, Buford: Finished with 16 points against Fannin County.

Sam Brown, Chestatee: Finished with 22 points in Tuesday’s win against Lanier.

Maegan Kenimer, Chestatee: Scored 15 in Wednesday’s win against Pickens.

Katie Arthur, Chestatee: Finished with 14 points in Wednesday’s win against Pickens.

Carly Gilreath, Dawson County: Had a team-high 20 points in Tuesday’s win against North Hall. Scored 25 in Friday’s win against West Hall.

Sheyenne Seabolt, Dawson County: Finished with 19 points in the win against North Hall.

Allie Costley, Dawson County: Scored 14 points against West Hall.

Tavia Sykes, Flowery Branch: Scored 13 in a win against Heritage on Tuesday.

Breanna Locke, Flowery Branch: Added 13 points in the win against Heritage.

Audrey Weiner, Heritage Academy: Scored 19 points against Horizon Christian.

Schyler Miller, Lakeview Academy: Had a team-high 16 points in Thursday’s win against Athens Christian.

Taylor Handte, Lakeview Academy: Scored 14 points in a win against Tallulah Falls.

Danielle Morgan, Lakeview Academy: Finished with 14 points against Tallulah Falls.

Kenzie Gillespie, North Hall: Scored 20 points in Tuesday’s loss to Dawson County.

Jordan Nix, North Hall: Added 14 points in Tuesday’s loss to Dawson County. Had 14 against Buford on Friday.

Jordan Ball, North Georgia Christian: Finished with 16 points in Friday’s win against Colonial Hills.

Kaelyn Gattis, West Hall: Finished with 15 points in a loss to Banks County.

Maia Booker, West Hall: Added 15 points in the loss to Banks County.

Anna Staub puts all of her athletic accomplishments in perspective, even though she thoroughly enjoys playing for a winning program at Heritage Academy.

“All my gifts come from Jesus, and I just want to give 100 percent,” Staub said. “I just love getting to know all of the girls on the team.”

Last week, Staub, a senior, put up 24 points in a win against Horizon Christian (19-1). For her effort, Staub is The Times Girls Athlete of the Week.

However, the impact Staub, a 5-foot-8 guard, has for the Lady Crusaders shows up much more than just in the scoring column. She’s a tough rebounder and has great speed, says her coach Sunny Weiner. Staub also has a great work ethic, which helps make everyone else on the team better.

Weiner says that Staub’s unselfishness also shows through on the court. In a game recently against North Georgia Christian, looking at an open layup to become the school’s all-time scoring leader, Staub passed the ball to another teammate to take the shot.

Heritage Christian’s coach says actions like that speak volumes about Staub’s character. Staub says that she doesn’t even keep track of personal records and accomplishments, instead focusing on team chemistry and having fun.

“Anna has a great heart,” Weiner said. “She really loves the Lord.”

For Staub, basketball is just a small part of who she is. Outside of basketball, she’s also a standout midfielder for the soccer program.

Her day is also busy with other school activities and work in the community. On campus, she’s president of the National Honor Society and involved with the Beta Club. Staub has only made one B in four years of high school. She also serves as a mentor to a fellow member of the girl’s basketball program.

Outside of school, Staub is always on the move with other faith-based activities that include staying busy in her church, and working with the Good News at Noon outreach program in Gainesville when time permits, according to her coach.

Staub plans to focus on academics and pursue a degree in nursing, instead of playing sports the next four years. She knows well the demands of playing sports in college: Her older brother, Nathan, a 2012 Buford High grad, is now a freshman linebacker at the University of North Carolina.

Instead, Anna feels that her calling is to serve others. One of her goals is to do work in the ministry, possibly using her college degree in the future to help serve that purpose.

“The Lord has put serving other people on my heart,” Staub said. “That’s my conviction to help others and serve people.”

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