Classroom Champions: Troy's Emily Jarolik

TROY, Texas (KWTX) Troy senior Emily Jarolik has been a three sport varsity athlete for most of her high school career... Lettering in basketball, track and volleyball...
“I’ve became better at my skill,” said Jarolik. “And I’ve learned that it's just not about the game or the sport, it's more about your teammates and your family.”

That team first mentality is part of what helped propel the Troy volleyball team to the state tournament in November.

“She works hard,” said Troy Head Women’s Baketball Coach, Tucker Donohoe. “You know, volleyball they went to the state tournament, and she was one of the key pieces in the state tournament run. So you know, she is just one of those athletes that every team, volleyball, basketball, you know she’s one of those players that you want on your team. Because she can do it all.”

Jarolik isn’t just focused on sports. The future UMHB student currently has a 3.8 gpa, and sits at thirteen in her class, just two outside of the top ten percent. A barrier she is hoping to break through before the end of the year.

Jarolik is also a part of student council, Beta Club and the yearbook staff. She also has volunteered her time with her church, helping to feed the homeless in her community. For Jarolik, helping those in need is exactly what the future nursing student wants to do.

“I like looking at the charts, and looking at the things that are wrong with people and trying to help them,” said Jarolik. “I like the hands on stuff.”