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Triple Threat Athlete of the Week: Adam Diedrich, Hilbert

01/23/2020, 11:45am CST
By Mark Miller

Adam Diedrich

Name: Adam Diedrich

School: Hilbert  

Grade: Senior

Football Honors: Helped the Wolves to a 20-3 record over the past two seasons ... Finished with two interceptions as a defensive back during junior year ... Had six interceptions as a senior and earned first-team all-Big East Conference honors ... Team captain during senior year ... Also completed 23 of 29 passes for 384 yards and eight touchdown as Hilbert's quarterback during the 2019 campaign. 

Basketball Honors: A 6-foot-3 guard who is averaging a robust 30.8 points per game while helping the Wolves to an 8-4 record thus far this season ... First-team all-league pick in the Big East Conference as a junior when he averaged 17.0 ppg and helped Hilbert to a 17-7 record ... Chosen as Hilbert's most valuable defensive player as a junior ... Second-team all-league selection as a sophomore after averaging 12.2 ppg for a team that went 14-11.

Baseball Honors: Outstanding pitcher for the Hilbert squad as a freshman, sophomore and junior ... First-team all-Big East pick as a junior when he went 4-2 on the mound with three saves while batting .448 and hitting two home runs ... Finished 6-2 as a sophomore with a 2.12 ERA while receiving second-team all-conference recognition ... Also batted .328 with 12 RBIs ... Went 1-2 as a freshman with a 3.09 ERA.

Favorite Sport: "I like them all, but baseball has a slight edge over basketball. I especially like being on the mound pitching because of the match-up with the hitter."

Best Part of High School Sports: "Competing and being with my teammates."

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "Get ahead in the count, the most important pitch is strike one."

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "Playing in the basketball sectional finals in 2017 as freshman against Barneveld. And playing in the sectionals for baseball in 2018 against Wausaukee."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "It keeps you active and allows you to compete year around."

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "Managing time in playing year round and sometimes playing multiple sports in the same season."

Favorite Opponent: "Brillion High School since they used to be a conference opponents, and now we play them in non-conference games."

Favorite Professional Team: Milwaukee Bucks

Favorite Professional Athlete: Lamar Jackson

Favorite College Team: Duke basketball

Cumulative GPA: 3.48

Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against: "Jalen Johnson in AAU basketball." 

Most Admired High School Teammate: "Evan Lau. I have grown up playing football and basketball with him."

College Plans: "I have signed with Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to play baseball and pitch for coach Tim Huber. I am planning on majoring in Sports Management."

Activities Outside of Sports: "I have volunteered with our youth sports programs, community clean-up and hurricane relief aid."

I Find it Relaxing to: "I like fishing off of our dock."

Favorite TV show: The Blacklist

Favorite Movie: Back to the Future

Favorite Musical Artists: Any 1970s/1980s music

Favorite Subject: "Ecology with Mrs. Schneekloth because she makes it fun and interested."

Favorite Restaurant: Perkins

Favorite Website: YouTube

Other Family Members: Tara, mother; Stan, father;  Aubree, sister. 

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