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  • Windsor, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Windsor sophomore Julie Nemcek is a no nonsense, get down-to-work type of girl. "She's not about the flash, she's not going to do an end zone dance," said her coach Jon Doolittle. "She's one of those kids that's just going to go out and perform." She prefers the black and white as opposed to the grey. That is why she plays tennis and runs track. "I like that they are individual sports," said Nemcek. "I like that the pressure is on myself and I control how the outcome is.". She's thrived in that individual environment. As just freshman she qualified for the state meet in the pentathlon, an event that requires you to do just about everything in track and field. "It's definitely aspects of physical and mental toughness, which I really like that," Nemcek explained. And she's proven to be faster, stronger and tougher than most so far in her high school career. "She's one of the top three already that I've ever coached," said Doolittle. "Usually I can't say that until a kid is a junior or senior, but I could say that last year as a freshman that she was one of the top three already that I've ever coached." And she's just as good in the classroom. Julie has a grade point average over 100, once again preferring the preciseness of math. It's sort of what drew her to love track and field. "I also like the honesty that the training demands. It's hard, there's no way to sugarcoat it," said Nemcek. "You get out what you put in." By looking at her long list of accomplishments so far, she's getting quite a bit out of the work she's putting in. That's why she's this week's Academic All-Star.

  • Academic All-Star: Olivia Trumino

    Town of Chenango, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Olivia Trumino is sure getting a lot out of one season on the lacrosse field. The Chenango Valley senior is a captain for the first-ever girls lacrosse team at CV.

  • Academic All-Star: Nick Meno

    Sidney, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Sidney's Nick Meno is he's described by his tennis coach as a "fun guy" that likes to do impressions.

  • Academic All-Star: Grant Eggleston

    Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Long before Grant Eggleston was part of the Seton starting line up on the soccer field, baseball diamond or basketball court, he was part of a different starting five. That would be the Eggleston starting five.

  • Academic All-Star: Jimmy Zervos

    Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) On the lacrosse field, Binghamton's Jimmy Zervos doesn't always say a whole lot, but there's plenty to say about him.

  • Academic All-Star: Carolian Doane

    Endicott, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A name can tell us a lot about a person, like what country their family is from. In the case of Union-Endicott softball player Carolian Doane, it tells us something else.

  • Academic All-Star: Caleb Gould

    Town of Chenango, NY (WBNG Binghamton) There's a lot of history in the Chenango Forks football and wrestling programs, which means they're the perfect fit for senior Caleb Gould.

  • Academic All-Star: Lorinda Haynes

    Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Vestal bowling coach Michael Demetros says a happy bowler is a good bowler, but a happy bowler can also be a good student. Vestal's Lorinda Haynes is a perfect example.

  • Academic All-Star: Lauren Miller

    Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Whether it's on the court or in the classroom, Seton Catholic Central senior Lauren Miller keeps it simple. She just gets down to business.

  • Academic All-Star: Tristan Martin

    Endicott, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Since he started wrestling in fourth grade, Tristan Martin has been following in his father's footsteps.

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