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Triple Threat of the Week: Tess Keyzers, Little Chute

02/16/2017, 1:15pm CST
By Norbert Durst

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Triple Threat is an honor given on WisSports.net to the top senior boys and girls three sport athletes in the state.

Name: Tess Keyzers
School: Little Chute
Year: Senior

Volleyball Honors: Three-year letterwinner for coach Anna Maass and the Mustangs...second team all-North Eastern as a senior...outside hitter...team captain...helped Little Chute to the NEC championship and sectional final appearance...honorable mention all-conference as a junior...named High School Sports Xtra-Xceptional Student Athlete of the Week in 2016. 

Basketball Honors: Four-year letterwinner for Mustangs, playing the last two for coach Rachel Hermus...first team all-conference as a junior...second team all-league as a sophomore...Post Crescent third team all-area as a junior and honorable mention all-area as a sophomore...named team MVP as a sophomore...holds school record for points in a game with 40...also tallied 37 points in a game as a junior...finished second in the conference in scoring and fourth in rebounding as a junior...surpassed 1,000 career points in January...currently averaging 17.1 points and 6.9 rebounds for Little Chute who has a 13-7 overall record and 12-5 mark in NEC play. 

Track & Field Honors: Three-year letterwinner heading into her senior year for coach James Brooks and the Mustangs...state champion in shot put with state-record in Division 2 as a junior...state qualifier in 4x200M and discus...Wisconsin Track Coaches Association first team all-state in shot put...NEC champion and record in shot put...conference champion in 4x400M...Post Crescent Fab 15 all-area member...nominated for top track athlete of the year at the Northeastern Sports Awards Show...conference champion in shot put as a sophomore...second team all-conference in 4x400M...broke school record for shot put and 4x400M relay...state champion in shot put...state qualifier in 4x200M and 4x400M...WTCA first team all-state...as a freshman was conference champion in shot put and 4x100M relay...second team all-conference in 4x200M relay...state qualifier in 4x100M and 4x200M...signed with Minnesota to to compete in track & field as a thrower. 

Favorite Sport (and why): "My favorite sport is track and field because it has both the aspects of a team and individual sport. All of my work in and out of the season is to make myself better and to help myself compete. But, then it also comes together with the rest of my teammates in order for us to compete in relays and in overall team scores." 

Best Part of High School Sports: "Getting to see a different side of your teammates on and off the court and also meeting people from the schools you compete against." 

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "My throwing coach always tells me not to give myself the “I Suck speech” because all I need is one good throw. That throwing is a unique event because I can forget about the previous throws and just focus on my performance and what I need to do for the next one." 

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "Winning two state championships in the shot put my sophomore and junior year. I was able to accomplish something that no one in our schools history has ever done." 

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "Getting to experience the different type of competition and training that each sport brings. I also enjoy being able to compete with and against different athletes all year around." 

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "Being busy all year around and trying to improve my game in all three sports."

Favorite Opponent: "The Freedom Irish. They are our schools biggest rivalry and no matter what sport, there is good competition and a big crowd there to support both teams."

Favorite Professional Team: Green Bay Packers

Favorite Professional Athlete: Jordy Nelson

Favorite College Team: Wisconsin Men’s Basketball

Cumulative GPA: 3.93

Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against: "Katie Taylor of Hayward. Even though I only saw her at the state track meet, I was always aware of her performances throughout the year. We were always beating each other’s PR’s in the shot put and she was always the one I had to worry about in the state finals." 

Most Admired High School Teammate: "Abbie Botz. She was a great role model for me when I was pulled up to varsity basketball as a freshman. She taught me how to work hard in and out of the season in order to compete in every sport that I am in. Abbie was also a part of my 4x400 relay team that broke our school record and made me enjoy running the 400 as much as anyone could."

College Plans: "I will be attending the University of Minnesota to pursue a degree in the health field while also competing in Track and Field as a thrower."  

Activities Outside of Sports: "I am a member of Student Council, Earth Club, and Youth Mentoring Program. I also help run youth camps for volleyball, basketball, and track."

I Find it Relaxing to: "Hang out with friends and watch movies." 

Favorite TV Show: Grey’s Anatomy

Favorite Movie: Now You See Me

Favorite Musical Artist: Thomas Rhett

Favorite Subject: Science

Favorite Restaurant: Qdoba

Favorite Website: Netflix

Other Family: Dan, father; Karen, mother; Tanner and Max; older brothers; Lucy, dog

(If you'd like to nominate a senior three-sport female athlete from Wisconsin for the Triple Play Triple Threat feature, please contact Norbert Durst at norbert.durst@sportsengine.com).

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