Now in its fifth year, the West Chicago Community High School Athlete of the Season recognizes student athletes who have made an outstanding contribution to the school. For the winter 2019 season, Teegan Cook of West Chicago is one of two athletes to receive this honor.
A sophomore, Cook just finished his second year of swimming at WCCHS, breaking another high school varsity record in the 100 Fly, and qualifying for state. He was named 4-time All-Conference and selected MVP. This is Cook’s second time being selected as Athlete of the Season, having been named this time last year for swimming as well. In addition, he played baseball last year. A scholar-athlete, Cook has earned placement on High Honor Roll every semester of his high school career.
When asked what inspires him as an athlete, Cook has this to say, “My father inspires me as an athlete because he’s pushed me to my limits and has taught me everything in order for me to get to the place where I am now.”
Cook has this advice about participating in athletics: “Being involved in athletics makes you feel more a part of the school and helps build great relationships with fellow peers, and builds comradery as well with the teammates.”
After high school, Cook plans to study in math and science fields, hopefully on a D1 or D2 scholarship for swimming.