Chittenango senior Meg Arnold does it all. Not only is she one of the best golfers in the area, the anchor of the Chittenango team, if you will.
But Meg also absolutely excels in the classroom. Need proof?
Arnold was named the Salutatorian for her senior class at Chittenango High School, of course meaning she's 2nd in her class for grade point average.
That accomplishment, obviously, is enough alone to earn our CNY Central Athlete honor.
Her work on the golf course though helps make Meg an incredibly rare student-athlete.
One look at her golf swing and you can instantly see why she's so good at the game. It has a smooth tempo that just about every player at your local club would LOVE to have. Let alone, a high school golfer.
We've seen Meg at work a couple times, she even sank an incredible putt at the High School Pro-Am event preceeding the Duramed Futures Tour stop at Drumlins a couple years ago.
Perhaps though, her best quality is her selflessness. When we asked Meg about the current season, she didn't mention a single personal accolade. Nothing of hers on or off the course.
It was all about her team.
She was excited about the increase of Chittenango golfers that have qualified for the Section III tournament, and even more proud that her team qualified for Sectionals for the first time.
It's a mindset her coach, John Clancy, says is so refreshing. Clancy points out that last week Arnold led the team into its match on the heels of four, yes, four AP exams. AP exams are always tough, but when you consider they were in subjects like Physics and Computer Science and the feat becomes that much more impressive.
Speaking of Computer Science, it's what Arnold plans to focus on going forward. She'll major in that field at the University of Buffalo next year. She won't try out for the Bulls' golf team, rather, she'll focus on her schoolwork and what's sure to be a bright future.
Congratulations to this week's CNY Central Athlete, Meg Arnold!