Congratulations to Gaby Antunez, a senior swimmer at Smoky Hill High School, for receiving 1,178 votes out of a total 2,812 and being named the ASPIRE Athlete of the Week for Week 15!

Gaby is a captain of the Buffaloes swim team, where she leads the squad both in and out of the pool. At the Smoky Hill Invitational on Jan. 16, Gaby won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.88. The event marked the first time she had broken 25.0 seconds in the discipline and ranks as one of the top times in the state. During the Invitational, Gaby also helped lead Smoky Hill to top-three finishes in the 200 medley relay and the 200 freestyle relay.

“Gaby is a joy to coach and her teammates love her,” stated Scott Cohen, Smoky Hill’s head swim coach. “She makes the swim team and Smoky Hill High School a better place.”

Gaby can hold her own in the classroom, as well, where she’s currently enrolled in the rigorous IB Program at Smoky Hill and carries a 3.6 GPA. She gives back to the community by volunteering with Make-A-Wish Colorado during the Colorado Wish-Week Fundraiser and actively participating in LINK Crew at Smoky Hill.

“She is a fantastic leader by example both in and out of the water,” continued Coach Cohen. “She is humble, honest and fiercely competitive.”

Congratulations again to Gaby Antunez for being named the ASPIRE Athlete of the Week for Week 16! ASPIRE Sports Drinks are now available at all Target, Safeway and Whole Foods locations.