Jun 10, 2010 11:25 PM by Lee Douglas

Pueblo East senior is final "Athlete of the Week"

News First 5's final "Loaf ‘N Jug High School Athlete of the Week" is a great example of athletic prowess and academic excellence.

Congratulations to Pueblo East senior Erik Kochenberger. Erik was the co-captain of the Eagles basketball team that made it all the way to the 4A state championship game. He helped lead an impressive Eagles comeback that fell just a bit short against the eventual state champions Sierra.

Erik, who was the student body president at East, just graduation as the Eagles Salutatorian. He finished high school with a grade point average of 4.84. He'll attend the prestigious New York University in the Fall.

Congratulations to Eric and all the winners from the 2009-2010 school year. The "Loaf ‘N Jug High School Athlete of the Week" returns in the Fall. In the meantime watch for our weekly "Little Athletes of the Week" every Tuesday through the summer on News First Five.



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