Wildcats News · WPIAL & VNN Sports High School Senior Student Athlete Spotlight Series


Hundreds of thousands of High School student athletes have had their careers cut short due to the current shutdown of our Schools.   VNN Sports and the WPIAL Athletic Directors wanted to give some of these Students added recognition as they get ready to move on to the next phase of their lives.  Our senior Student Athlete spotlight series continues with Anika Kumar from Franklin Regional: 
Franklin Regional Track

Name: Anika Kumar

Parents:  Anil and Monika Kumar

Sport: Track & Field

Post-graduation plans: To study a pre-medical major or finance at the University of Pittsburgh

School Activities: Varsity Golf, Ultimate Frisbee, FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), Student Council, National Art Honors Society, Marching Band

Athletic Accomplishments: Varsity letter, Section Champs 2018

Favorite memory of high school athletics:  Singing songs on the bus with my teammates after a meet

Favorite high school subject and favorite teacher: Subject – Physics, Teacher – Mr. Jackson

Favorite food: Tacos

Favorite movie: Parent Trap

Professional athlete you admire most: Serena Williams

Who has had the greatest influence on you as an athlete: My Parents

If you are a local WPIAL School Athletic Director or coach and you have Spring sport seniors that you would like to see spotlighted here please email vnncares@vnnsports.net.  Include up to TWO images per athlete along with information about the Seniors that you would like to see highlighted.  There is no deadline for this program and we will be running multiple spotlights daily.  Due to the current nature of our situation, this will be an ongoing feature with no current timeline for an end date.

Please direct inquiries to

Chris Heibert

PA State Manager VNN Sports

vnncares@vnnsports.net