Name: Elena Chavez
Grade: 10
Position: Forward

Performance: Chavez stepped up against Granite Hills as a call up from the JV team. Despite playing her first varsity game, Chavez drove to the basket and led the Aztecs with 13 points.

Favorite sports team: Los Angeles Sparks

Favorite athlete: Lisa Leslie

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite movie: `Final Destination 3'

Favorite actor/actress: Eddie Murphy

Favorite TV show: `BET'

Favorite school subject: Pre-AP English

Favorite band/musician: Lil Wayne

Favorite song: `Crying out for me' by Mario

What ringtone do you have on your cellphone? `Make it like it was' by Pretty Ricky

Greatest accomplishment: Coming up to the varsity team

Future Goal(s): To be a future basketball player

Non-sports hobby: Volleyball

Biggest influence: Coach Burnie because he encourages me to never give up

Superstition: "None

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