Brought to you by The Amy Hank Real Estate Team and Stacy Butler with Edward Jones

Waterloo High School is proud to announce the Athletes of the Month for January. Special thanks to our sponsors, Stacy Butler with Edward Jones and The Amy Hank Team with Keller Williams Realty.

Female Athlete of the Month: Norah Gum

Girls Basketball - Norah is extremely qualified in every area it takes to be athlete of the month. She is a dominant force on the basketball court as she is among the area leaders in both scoring, 17.7 PPG on 56% shooting, and rebounding, with 9 rebounds per game.  Norah is incredibly consistent and her huge nightly stat lines have helped fuel the Girls Varsity Basketball Team to a new school wins record. She received 2 Tournament MVPs in the last two tournaments while helping the team win both tournaments.  She is well on her way to becoming a 1st team all MVC selection for the 2nd straight year. Norah is on pace to reach the highly coveted 1,000 points scored milestone by the end of this season or early next season. Norah is extremely dedicated and attends basketball workouts for school and for her summer travel team. Norah is very disciplined in that she can do all of this and still be an outstanding student. She takes a full schedule of honors classes and makes outstanding grades all while balancing school with athletics. Norah is one of the highest character players we have and was voted a captain by her teammates. She always sets a great example for the rest of our program and gives positive support to our younger players. Norah represents the 4 character words we have stressed on a daily basis in the classroom, at practices, and in every game she plays. Norah Gum is a special athlete and deserves the recognition of WHS Athlete of the Month. 

Male Athlete of the Month: Brandon Lloyd

Wrestling - Brandon is a three-year captain on the wrestling team. He just earned the 100th win of his wrestling career against Belleville West, and he also holds the school record for most wins in a single season, with 41. He recently placed second at the St. Charles tournament and is ranked #10 in the state at 170 pounds. Brandon regularly leads practices by demonstrating techniques and helping new wrestlers on the team.  Brandon was also a standout football player this fall, earning 1st team all conference honors at linebacker. He has a GPA that is over 3.5, and he is committed to wrestle at Central College in Iowa.