Jekot Makes History

Jekot Reaches 1,000
Posted on 03/01/2021
Jekot Reaches 1,000Jekot Makes History
Kate Berra
Staff Writer
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Many athletes leave their mark at Cumberland Valley, but very few make history. Julie Jekot, a senior shooting guard for the girls basketball team, recently scored her 1,000th career point as an Eagle. Starting off her senior season with 788 points, Jekot knew she really had to leave it all on the court if she wanted to make history.

Last Friday, Jekot went into the Eagles’ game against Harrisburg with 202 points on the season, only 10 points away from 1,000. With her family, friends, and teammates there, Jekot knew exactly what she needed to do.

“I was nervous, mainly because my whole family and my friends came and I didn’t want to embarrass myself with everyone watching. But it was just good to know that I had the whole CV community behind my back and supporting me. That honestly calmed my nerves down just knowing that everyone in the gym wanted me to succeed,” Jekot said.

After scoring 7 quick points, Julie just needed three more points to reach her goal. A screen from sister Jill Jekot and a pass from Abbie Miller left Julie open to hit a three, officially adding herself to the 1,000 point club along with her two older sisters, Kelly and Katie Jekot.

“It was just instant relief and happiness. This season itself was just a blessing because no games are guaranteed in this time with COVID-19. So I am just super thankful that I am able to even have a season and to be able to achieve this goal,” Jekot said after the game.

Since then, Jekot has helped lead her team to an almost perfect season. With a conference record of 12-0 and an overall record of 17-1, the Eagles are ranked number one going into the district tournament.

“I love my team so much and I think when we all work hard and work together we are something special. I’m excited to see what we are able to accomplish in this postseason,” Jekot said in regards to the team’s hopeful run in the upcoming district and state tournament.

The Lady Eagles compete in their first district game on March 4 in hopes of winning another District 3 title.
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