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Triple Threat of the Week: Tara Stauffacher, Beaver Dam

05/23/2019, 10:45am CDT
By Norbert Durst

Name: Tara Stauffacher
School: Beaver Dam
Year: Senior 

Volleyball Honors: Four-year varsity performer... named first-team all-Badger North as a senior... second-team all-conference as a junior... coached by Doug Pickarts... 

Basketball Honors: Four-year starter for coach Tim Chase and the Golden Beavers... four-time first-team all-conference pick... WBCA Divsiion 2 all-state as a junior and senior... second-team AP all-state as a senior... fourth-team AP all-state as a junior... helped the Golden Beavers capture three consecutive Division 2 state titles... scored over 1,000 points... finished career second on Beaver Dam's all-time scoring list... owns school-record for three-pointers... averaged 11.4 points per game with over 55 three-pointers as a senior... Beaver Dam posted a 104-5 record with just two in-state losses in her four years... committed to play for coach Jonathan Tsipis and the Wisconsin Badgers... 

Track & Field Honors: Four-year varsity performer... coached by Steven Kuenzi... named all-conference in indoor high jump and 400m... selected to all-conference team in outdoor triple jump, high jump, 4x400m, distance medley relay and shot put... 

Favorite Sport (and why): "Basketball, I love pushing myself to be the best I can and competing at the highest level possible."

Best Part of High School Sports (and why): "I love being able to play with my friends and have them push me every day in practice."

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "The best advice I have received from a high school coach would be that I should always be representing myself in the best way possible on and off the court. Always hold the door for people, say hello and thank you, and be polite to everyone."

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "My most memorable moment was when we won state for the third time in a row."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "The best part is being able to compete year round and being able to play a different sport for the fun of it."

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "The hardest part is making sure you stay on top of your school work throughout the entire year."

Favorite Opponent (and why): "My favorite opponent would have to be Watertown or Waupun. They are so close to Beaver Dam that the rivalry is really strong and the crowds are always huge when we play them in any sport."

Favorite Professional Team: Milwaukee Bucks

Favorite Professional Athlete: Trae Young

Favorite College Team: Wisconsin Badgers

Cumulative GPA: 3.9

Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against (and why): "Sydney Hilliard, she is just so quick with her decision making and reads the court and defense so well it is tough to defend her."

Most Admired High School Teammate (and why): "Maty Wilke, she is super supportive of the team and continues to work hard in practices and is willing to put in extra work after practices."

College Plans: "I am going to attend UW-Madison to study kinesiology and play basketball." 

Activities Outside of Sports: 4-H, NHS, Link Crew

I Find it Relaxing to: "I like to go on runs or walks or read a book when I need to relax." 

Favorite TV Show: That 70’s Show

Favorite Movie: Hercules 

Favorite Musical Artist: Thomas Rhett

Favorite Subject: Science

Favorite Restaurant: Olive Garden

Favorite Website: WisSports.net

Other Family Members: Rodney (dad), Jaclyn (mom), Nolan (brother), Marin (sister), and Logan (brother)

 

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