Female Spotlight Athlete of the Week Beth Buettner

Feb. 5—Name: Beth Buettner

School: Westmont Hilltop

Age: 18

Grade: 12

Sports: Basketball, softball and tennis

Parents: Eric and Danielle Buettner, of Westmont

Athletic achievements: In basketball, four-year letterwinner and senior captain; 2022-23 Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference undefeated champions, District 6 Class 3A runner-up and PIAA quarterfinalists; and 2021-22 Cambria County Basketball Coaches Association third-team selection; in softball, one-year letterwinner; in tennis, four-year letterwinner and senior captain, three-time District 6 Class 2A team champions in 2020, 2021 and 2023.

Coach's quote: "Beth is a gamer. She has hit so many huge shots for us over her career. When Beth puts a three up, you already just assume it is going in and she has ice in her veins at the foul line at the end of the game. Beth is definitely one of a kind and will be missed when she graduates." — Westmont Hilltop girls basketball coach Brittany Eisenhuth

Favorite subject: Anatomy

Favorite movie: "The Florida Project"

Favorite book: "In an Instant" by Suzanne Redfearn

Favorite food: Blueberries

Favorite teacher (subject taught): Mr. Seybold (public service)

Favorite song: "Solo" by Frank Ocean

Favorite app on your phone: Pinterest

Outside interests: Music, shopping and hanging out with friends and family

Favorite athletic team: Boston Celtics

Athlete most admired: Boston Celtics small forward Jayson Tatum

Most influential person on my athletic career: Coach Liv

Most impressive athlete that you have competed against: Shade graduate and Frostburg State freshman forward Jenna Muha.

Proudest athletic achievement: Having an undefeated regular season and winning the 2022-23 Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference basketball title.

How I got my start: Mike Wesner asked me to play for the boys basketball team in second grade.

Graduate from college with a pre-med degree and pursue a career in the medical field. — Jake Oswalt