Congrats to UChoose Student-Athlete of the Week:
Christian Thomas, Northwest Catholic boys basketball

Christian Thomas, a senior guard and captain of Northwest Catholic-West Hartford’s boys basketball team, is our fifth UChoose Student-Athlete of the Week of the winter and 16th of the 2014-15 school year!

Christian scored a career-high 38 points in Northwest’s 71-64 victory over Simsbury Jan. 14, a game that drew nationwide attention for the buzzer-beater by Simsbury’s Luke Gorkofsky to force overtime. Northwest is 5-4, 4-2 in the CCC West.

Congrats to Christian, who joins Greenwich boys basketball player Conor Harkins, Holy Cross-Waterbury girls basketball player RaShana Siders, Fairfield co-op boys hockey player Jake Fuss and Northwest Catholic boys hockey player Anthony Ceolin as our winter Student-Athletes of the week.

Our fall winners:

Fairfield Warde girls soccer player Taylor Gabrenas, Cheshire girls volleyball player Jillian Haberli, Torrington boys soccer player Kevin Vaca, Cheney Tech-Manchester quarterback Rafael Lebron, Maloney-Meriden soccer player Ricardo Lopez, Danbury boys soccer goalie Ian Shannon, Northwest Catholic-West Hartford running back Delano Robinson, Derby’s Ben Slowik, Norwich Free Academy’s Jawaun Johnson, Valley Regional’s Andrew Tuscano, Windsor’s John Nolan.

Click here on our guidelines for the award, which is determined in an online vote starting Sunday and ending Monday at noon. Be on the lookout for our next nominees of the 2014-15 winter sports season Saturday Jan. 24!

Photo courtesy Northwest Catholic High