Each week, Patch will highlight the efforts Westford Academy athletes. We begin with Kelly Huber, a senior swimmer recently named MIAA Athlete of the Month for January.
Kelly Huber is a major contributor at Westford Academy. She’s a talented athlete as well.
The senior’s talents both in the classroom and in the pool as a member of the Grey Ghost swim team earned her the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Athlete of the Month for January.
According to a press release by the MIAA, Huber earned a 3.89 GPA with a difficult course load that includes Advanced Placement and honors classes in calculus, physics, English, marine biology and psychology.
In the pool, she is a team captain, and entered the current campaign as a three-time MIAA Division 1 North champion, two-time MIAA Division 1 state champion in the 100-yard breaststroke, and a 2011 High School All-American for her breaststroke leg on the Grey Ghost 200-yard medley relay.
In addition, Huber participates as a coach for the Special Olympics soccer team in the fall, according to the MIAA.
“Despite being such a talented swimmer, I would rate Kelly as an even stronger leader and teammate," said WA swim coach Caitlin Klick in the MIAA press release. "Kelly was elected captain as a junior, and it wasn't a coincidence that under her leadership our team became state champions for the first time in school history. Perhaps it is her years growing up on the soccer field, but Kelly truly understands what it means to be part of a team and how to get the best out of her teammates."