• Waverly, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Driven. It's the perfect word to describe Windsor's Troy Kimble. "He wants it and he has been driven to get it," his coach Joan Van Riper explains. It is recognition in the classroom and on the bowling lanes. Right now, Troy is part of the stack champion Windsor team. This weekend, he'll aim to be the best in New York. "It just gives me one more chance to prove that I'm better than I have been," said Kimble. The senior has been better than most in the classroom too. He holds a 92.3 grade average. His determination reserved for bowling can also carry over to a desk. "He gets angry if things aren't going his way because it means a lot to him and you can tell," said Van Riper. So what drives this week's academic all-star? Maybe it's this. "I can never give up," Kimble says. "I'm a person that never gives up. I don't want to quit on anything." Or, maybe it's this... "The Kimble family's kind of been a dynasty with bowling at Windsor and Troy has really taken it to heart," said Van Riper. "Yeah, it gave me something to strive even further for," said Kimble. "It gave me something to want." Whatever it is that drives him, Troy will carry it with him to study engineering at Corning Community College, where, you guessed it, he'll also keep bowling. "A lot of the other good people that have bowled, I've found that they haven't pursued to keep bowling as a college student or anything like that, which makes me proud to say that I am able to do that," he said. Staying driven wherever he goes. That takes him to West Babylon for the state bowling championships this Saturday and Sunday.

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  • Academic All-Star: Hannah Elliott

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  • Academic All-Star: Mike Diekow

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  • Academic All-Star: Robert Potenzino

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  • Academic All-Star: Luke Hoose

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  • Academic All-Star: Jenni Borfitz

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  • Academic All-Star: Ryan Page

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  • Academic All-Star: Julie LeVonne

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