North Carolina High School Athletic Association


CHAPEL HILL— Elissa Cunane of Northern Guilford High School and Joseph Becker of East Surry High School have been named recipients of the NCHSAA Performance of the Week awards.

Each week, two athletes in North Carolina High School Athletic Association competition are selected for this award from nominations submitted by media and school administrators.

Cunane, a senior on the Nighthawks’s Women’s Basketball team, lead Northern Guilford to two huge conference wins last week.  In the 71 – 24 win over Morehead, Cunane scored 22 points, had 16 rebounds, 5 blocks, 4 assists and 6 steals. She was a perfect 8 for 8 from the free throw line.  The next night, Northern Guilford defeated Eastern Alamance 67-26 and Cunane recorded a double-double with 31 points and 14 rebonds to go with her 5 blocks and 3 assists.

Becker, a junior on the East Surry Wrestling team, was the Northwest 1A Conference Champion in the 152 weight class defeating the number 1 seed in the finals.  In addition to his conference championship, conference coaches voted Becker ‘Most Outstanding Wrestler’ of the conference championship.

Weekly recipients will be recognized on the NCHSAA Website and social media pages. They will also be honored at a banquet for all recipients from this year on April 28th. The deadline for nominations is each Monday at 5 p.m through the online form that can be found here.