- Jordana Klein
Student Athlete of the Week: Beatrice Juskeviciute (Track & Field)
Beatrice Juskeviciute recently earned earned four slots inside Florida Runner's Top 50 seniors rankings: #14 for the Girls 100M Hurdles, #19 slot for the Long Jump, #36 for the High Jump, and #26 for Shot Put - impressive! Also earning Student Athlete of the Week, Juskeviciute continues to succeed both on and off the track.
Originally from Lithuania, Juskeviciute traveled to the states for IMG Academy's track and field program, the coaches, new experiences, and the people. She's been intrigued by the different classes and teachers and notices an improvement in her English skills, which, in turn, has given her more confidence.
With her sights set on attending a good college at the next level, Juskeviciute has already been putting herself in a great position to do just that.
Get to know Beatrice:
How many years competing in track and field: 4 years
Coach: Todd Henson
Awards/Records: 5th place U18 World Championships (IAAF); National U18 Heptathlon record, IMG records - 100m hurdles, shot put, javelin, heptathlon)
Hobbies outside of school: Volleyball
Favorite school subject: "Biology because I can relate it to myself and every day life."
What do you want to study in college: Pre-med
Best Advice Received: "Always trust yourself and your abilities."
Favorite Book: Salt to the Sea
Favorite TV Show: Grey's Anatomy
Favorite Food: Mexican food
Favorite Vacation Spot: Italy
Favorite Type of Pet: Dogs
Sports Role Model: "My mother because she always supports and encourages me."
Favorite athlete, or team: Jessica Ennis-Hill
Describe yourself in one word: Determined
What inspires you to work hard in school and why: "My dream to go to a good college and be successful."
Editor’s Note: IMG Academy features a “Student-Athlete of the Week” award while class is in session. Students are nominated based purely on academic achievements and are chosen by a committee of educators from our boarding school.