• Andy Wunder

    Class of 2010

     

    Before graduating from Lyons High School in 2000, Andy Wunder was a standout football and track and field athlete. Andy excelled at offensive and defensive tackle during his football career. In both his junior and senior years, he was selected to the Finger Lakes West All-Star Team as both an offensive and defensive tackle; in 1999 he was selected to play in the Eddie Meath All-Star game, which consisted of the best seniors in Section V. But it was in track and field where Andy truly excelled. In the 1999-2000 indoor track season, the first year that Lyons participated in the sport, Andy was the overall Section V Champion, as well as a Class Champion, in the shot put. He went on to represent the Section V team in the state meet. During this season, he set both the Section V Class C and Wayne County indoor shot put records. At the close of the season, he was chosen for the Section V Rochester Winter Track League All-Star Team.  In outdoor track and field, Andy was the Wayne County League discus champion in 1998, 1999 and 2000, as well as the shot put champion in 2000. He was also a Sectional Champion in the discus in 1999 and 2000, setting the meet record in 2000. Andy represented Section V in the state championships in both 1999 and 2000; he still holds the school record in the discus and was selected as Track MVP in 2000, as well as being a four time Wayne County League first team all-star.

     

                After high school Andy continued his outstanding track and field career at the University of Rochester where he set the indoor 35 lb. weight throw record, and in 2005 he was the New York State Collegiate Track Conference champion in the weight throw. He was selected to the first team NYSCTC All-Star Team, was the U of R field event MVP and concluded the 2005 indoor track season by becoming an NCAA All American. In outdoor track the success continued as Andy was the 2004 NYSCTC shot put champion, was selected as a first time NYSCTC All-Star, U of R team MVP, team captain, and set school records in both the shot put and hammer throw. Andy went on to represent the U of R in the NCAA National Championships in the hammer throw in the spring of 2005.

     

                Academically, Andy also excelled. He earned a chemical engineering degree from the U of R in 2004. In the following year, he entered an internship program at Eastman Kodak where he was able to perform his research and at the same time take graduate classes at the U of R. and continue his track career. This work culminated in a technical publication, a patent and a Master’s Degree in chemical engineering in 2005. Andy was employed by Eastman Kodak upon graduation and currently is employed by Zoto’s International in Geneva.  Andy is married to the former Erica Gansz and currently resides in Lyons.