Each week, the Tribune prep sports staff selects a Male and Female Athlete of the Week. The selections are based on athletic performance.
Malik Channer, Strawberry Crest
WHY WE CHOSE HIM: A senior point guard on the boys basketball team, Channer scored 47 points in three victories last week to improve the No. 8 state-ranked team in Class 7A record to 9-0. Channer also contributed a combined 23 assists and 17 rebounds in the wins.
COLLEGE PLANS: Channer has interest from a number of college programs, including the University of Tampa, American University, Florida International, North Florida and Southern University.
Sabrina Whiting, Seffner Christian
WHY WE CHOSE HER: Whiting, also a senior point guard, averaged around 20 points in four wins last week, including a near quadruple-double against Tarpon Springs with 19 points, 11 steals, seven rebounds and seven assists.
COLLEGE PLANS: Whiting has accepted a scholarship to play for Embry-Riddle, whose women’s basketball program will begin competition in the fall of 2014.