• Endicott, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Some things just run in the family. "There's something in the family genes that competitively, he's ready to go," Union-Endicott head baseball coach Tim Harkness said. After all, Thomas Pasquale isn't the first athletic Pasquale in the group. His sister Danielle was an Academic-All Star. His dad, Tom, a national champion football player at Ithaca College. "I'm definitely proud to carry it on," Thomas Pasquale said. "I want to continue his tradition and the Pasquale name." He's doing it his own way. "The first thing I hope they think about is my character," Pasquale said. "I'm respectful and my integrity as a person." "The way he carries himself is the way he wants people to see him," Harkness said. Thomas is a two-sport athlete for the Tigers. He is an all-state baseball player and he ranks in the top 20 in his class with a 95 GPA. "You really have to take it serious because that's what you're going to do with the rest of your life," Pasquale said. "There's not many high school baseball players that go to the draft, or even go to the next level. You definitely have to work at it." "As long as you succeed in the classroom,"Harkness said. "You can carry it over onto the playing surface and vice versa." And he carries it into whatever he's doing. It's enough motivation for Thomas to finish his career on a high note. "You know what?" Harkness said. "He worked himself from a ninth grade kid who was small all the way up to a senior. He progressed and did it a certain way." That's how you sum up Thomas Pasquale, an academic all-star.

  • Academic All-Star: Patrick Garey

    Johnson City, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Sharp as a tack is an old figure of speech, but it's probably the best way to describe Johnson City's Patrick Garey. Sharp with his shot and with his grades, he's an Academic All-Star.

  • Academic All-Star: Ryan Ehrets

    Town of Chenango, NY (WBNG Binghamton) At 6'3", 250 pounds, Ryan Ehrets is a physical force. He's not just braun, but he's a whole lot of brains. That combination makes him an Academic-All Star.

  • Academic All-Star: Caitlyn Knapp

    Conklin, NY (WBNG Binghamton) She still has a year and a half left of high school, but already Susquehanna Valley's Caitlyn Knapp has quite the resume: all-state player, state champ and multiple student of the year awards in school. This week's Academic All-Star is a jack of all trades for the Sabers.

  • Academic All-Star: Emily MacKay

    Endicott, NY (WBNG Binghamton) She may not look all that fierce, but there's something you should know about Union-Endicott senior runner Emily MacKay.

  • Academic All-Star: Emilly Schutt

    Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) In simple terms, Vestal's Emily Schutt never settles.

  • Academic All-Star: Sarah Miller

    Harpursville, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Harpursville's Sarah Miller plays volleyball in the fall, basketball in the winter and softball in the spring. A full schedule, but that's what she signed up for.

  • Academic All-Star: Maya Haykal

    Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) With a strong desire to overcome obstacles, it should be no surprise Seton Catholic Central's Maya Haykal found her sport how she did.

  • Academic All-Star: Maggie Rose Pelella

    Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) No other sport stands up to running in Maggie Rose Pelella's estimation.

  • Academic All-Star: Kelly Saroka

    Town of Chenango, NY (WBNG Binghamton) It isn't often a student's face lights up like Kelly Saroka's when they talk about their favorite subject.

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