CVU Catherine Gilwee leaps to the basket. Photo by Al Frey

Catherine Gilwee earned recognition as Athlete of the Year. Photo by Al Frey.

By Edd Merritt

Champlain Valley Union High School junior Catherine Gilwee earned recognition as Athlete of the Year as reported in the June 20 Burlington Free Press. She was a first-team selection on the all-state basketball team for the second straight year and earned honorable mention on the all-state soccer team. She has committed to UVM basketball beginning in the fall of 2021. She and Makkena Boyd shared back-court duty in basketball. The two pulled CVU back from a second-half deficit to defeat Essex and remain undefeated for the season. She received high praise from both basketball coach Ute Otley and soccer coach Stan Williams.