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Triple Threat of the Week: Skylar White, River Ridge

12/09/2019, 5:30pm CST
By Norbert Durst

Name: Skylar White 
School: River Ridge High School 
Year: Senior 

Volleyball Honors: Four-year varsity performer for coach Dianne Langmeier and the Timberwolves... received second-team all-Six Rivers West as a freshman... named first-team all-conference as a sophomore, junior and senior... helped the team win three Six River West tittles and two regional titles... helped lead the Timberwolves to a state tournament appearance in 2018... WVCA first-team all-state as a junior and senior... finished career with over 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs... 

Basketball Honors: Four-year varsity performer for coach Caron Townsend and the Timberwolves... earned second-team all-conference as a freshman... named first-team all-conference as a sophomore and junior... has helped River Ridge win two regional titles and one Six Rivers West title... selected as a WBCA all-state performer as a junior... went over 1,000 career points as a junior... averaging 19 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.7 steals per game for the Timberwolves, 3-1 overall and ranked No. 4 in the Division 5 WSN Coaches Poll in Week 1... 

Track & Field Honors: Enters her senior year as a seven-time state qualifier for coach Shane Sperle and the Timberwolves... state medalist in the 300 hurdles as a junior... state qualifier in the pole vault the past two years... helped the team win regional titles the past two years... holds five school records: pole vault, 1600 meter relay, 800 meter relay, 800 meter run, and 300 meter hurdles... 

Favorite Sport (and why): "I like all three sports very equally. It is hard to choose just one. I feel like it depends on the season. I am in basketball right now, so basketball is number one right now." 

Best Part of High School Sports (and why): "The best part of high school sports is making close friendships that will last a lifetime."

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "The best advice I’ve received is to live in the moment by my head track coach, Shane Sperle." 

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "My most memorable moment in high school sports was when we won sectional finals in volleyball against Hillsboro. The game was two hours away from home, and we had more fans there than Hillsboro which was twenty minutes down the road. I remember looking at the scoreboard and not believing that we were going to state. That was the first time I have ever cried happy tears." 

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "Each sport is very different and the way you train is different. You never really get bored with one sport." 

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "My body never gets a break, and I have had to deal with some overuse injuries." 

Favorite Opponent (and why): "My favorite opponent would be Shullsburg in basketball. They always come with a lot of energy, and their coach is very intense. The games are always close, and I like the great competition."

Favorite Professional Team: Packers

Favorite Professional Athlete: Aaron Rodgers

Favorite College Team: Wisconsin Badgers Boys Basketball

Cumulative GPA: 3.99

Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against (and why): "Emma Lawrence is the toughest individual I’ve competed against. She is two years older than me and played every sport I did. She was an all-around athlete and very versatile. When I was a freshman, she was intimidating but was always nice to me on and off the court."

Most Admired High School Teammate (and why): "My most admired high school teammate would be my cousin, Taylor Langmeier. We have grown up together and gone through club volleyball and AAU basketball together. She is a year older than me, and we competed all through high school to make each other better. On the court, we always knew what the other was going to do from playing together for so long. She is a great leader and role model, and I this year I really miss playing with her."

College Plans: "I plan to go to UW-Lacrosse and pursue a degree in education." 

Activities Outside of Sports: "I’m involved in student council, National Honor Society, Friends Helping Friends, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Future Business Leaders of America. In summer, I enjoy water skiing, tubing, fishing, and roasting marshmallows around the campfire."

I Find it Relaxing to: "Listen to music." 

Favorite TV Show: One Tree Hill

Favorite Movie: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Favorite Musical Artist: George Strait

Favorite Subject: Math

Favorite Restaurant: Olive Garden
Favorite Website: Youtube

Other Family Members: Michelle White (mom), Dan White (dad) and Spencer White (brother). 

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