This week, our 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Marissa Bowers, a senior swimmer from Cuyahoga Falls High School.
Marissa has been swimming from a young age and grew to enjoy the sport from early on.
"I started swimming when I was 5 years old," she said. "My mom was a swimmer when she was young and I loved the water as a child."
Bowers says she carries lots of memories with her from the four years she spent in the pool with the Black Tigers.
Among those was setting the school record in the 100 meter backstroke in her senior season, as well as cannonballing into the water for the final time as a senior class.
Bowers is also a member of the Marching Band and the National Honor Society, so she understands the importance of time management when balancing her studies with extracurricular activities.
Upon graduation in the spring, Marissa plans on attending Westminster College in the fall to study education.
"I've always been interested in helping people, and I plan to be a swim coach down the line," she says.
We at 1590 WAKR wish Marissa the best in all of her future endeavors.