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Athletes Worth Watching: Avery Zuber

Apr 17, 2014 11:09AM ● By Cate Reynolds
by Jake Russell

Image titleGunston School
Tennis, Basketball, Soccer

Avery Zuber works hard to be more than the average student athlete. He’d rather make his mark as a scholar athlete who excels in and out of the classroom.

Just because he puts his studies first doesn’t mean it takes away from his athletic skills. Zuber is the reigning three-time ESIAC Conference men's singles champion. He also competes in United States Tennis Association tournaments throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Zuber was also named to the All-Conference Tournament teams in basketball and soccer.

Prior to attending Gunston, he earned a gold medal at the U.S. Junior Olympic Skills Competition in basketball at the Olympic Training Facility in Chula Vista, Ca.

Zuber, who has been playing tennis since he was about five years old, tries to model his game after Roger Federer.

If his athletic accolades weren’t impressive enough, wait until you read what colleges he is considering. Zuber plans on applying to Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, Johns Hopkins, Maryland, UMBC, Princeton, and Towson. Once he decides on a school, he wants to obtain an undergraduate degree in Engineering or Physics with a goal of obtaining a Masters in Law or Business.

Outside of sports, Zuber enjoys visiting national parks and studying science, specifically the biological, chemical, and medicinal aspects of engineering.