WIBW and Azura Credit Union are proud to celebrate the achievements of local high school athletes with our weekly Athlete of the Week honors.
Azura Credit Union is proud to support these athletes who are committed to go above and beyond for their team. Azura Credit Union knows that by going above & beyond for their members today, that tomorrow they will continue to bring you innovative financial service, more resources and a more customized experience. Together they are building a better, brighter future for you and our community.
This week’s Azura Credit Union Athletes of the Week are Washburn Rural senior wrestler Gavin Carter and Highland Park senior basketball player Dariauna Carter.
Gavin Carter opened his wrestling season with a perfect record and a first-place finish at 195 pounds at the Leavenworth Challenge tournament on Saturday. He has made three trips to the state tournament in his career, placing third at 182 pounds as a freshman, winning the state title at 195 as a sophomore, and finishing second at 182 last year. Carter enters his senior season with a career record of 87-16. He has signed to wrestle at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. We spoke to Gavin about how he’s improved as a wrestler, what he loves about the sport, his college choice, and more.
Gavin Carter – Washburn Rural wrestling
Dariauna Carter began her season by scoring 16 points in Highland Park’s 66-16 rout of KC Washington. She was a first-team All-City performer as a sophomore for the Lady Scots, but suffered a knee injury in the summer of 2018 that cost her the entire 2018-19 season. Now back on the floor, she aims to return to form and be a leader for a young and inexperienced Highland Park team this season. We spoke to Dariauna about rehabbing her injury, what motivated her to return, playing for a new coach, and more.
Dariauna Carter – Highland Park basketball