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Triple Threat Athlete of the Week: Courtney Becker, Aquinas

05/11/2020, 12:00pm CDT
By Norbert Durst

Name: Courtney Becker 
School: Aquinas High School
Year: Senior 

Volleyball Honors: Helped Aquinas capture three Mississippi Valley Conference titles... coached by Nellie George... first-team all-conference as a junior and senior... first-team WVCA all-state as a senior... honorable mention all-state as a sophomore... helped lead Aquinas to a Division 3 state runner-up finish as a senior... 

Basketball Honors: Helped lead Aquinas to three state tournament appearances, including back-to-back Division 4 state titles (2018 and 2019)... coached by Dave Donarski... first-team all-Dairyland as a freshman while playing for Cochrane-Fountain City... second-team all-Mississippi Valley as a sophomore... first-team all-conference as a junior and senior... Mississippi Valley co-Player of the Year as a senior... two-time WBCA Division 4 all-state... AP third-team all-state as a senior... signed with NCAA Division I Drake University... 

Track & Field Honors: Helped Aquinas capture Division 3 state title as a junior... coached by Geoff Wilhelmy... member of 4x200 relay team that captured the state title... finished sixth in the high jump at the state meet as a junior... state qualifier in the high jump as a sophomore... 

Favorite Sport (and why): "I have had a love for basketball ever since I was a little girl."

Best Part of High School Sports (and why): "I love that I have made relationships that will hopefully last a lifetime." 

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "Coach Dave is the most dedicated coach that I know and I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to have him as my coach. Coach Dave made subtle changes to our game plan versus different opponents. He taught me to always look for opportunities to improve, and I Iove that he always held us accountable for giving our best effort...'Becker! You should have had that steal'!" 

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "My most memorable moment of high school is winning back to back state championships with my team."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "I love having the opportunity to play with different talented athletes. It is also fun for me to just switch it up because volleyball, basketball, and track are all such different sports." 

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "I think the toughest part about playing three sports is that the seasons either overlap or there is no break in between the seasons." 

Favorite Opponent (and why): "It’s really hard to choose a favorite opponent because we have had such a great schedule. Beaver Dam and Hopkins were both great. Beaver Dam is the best team in Wisconsin and Maty Wilke is a great player and an AAU teammate of mine. Hopkins, being the number one team in the country with the number one player in the country, was definitely a game to remember."

Favorite Professional Team: Green Bay Packers

Favorite Professional Athlete: Magic Johnson

Favorite College Team: Drake Women's Basketball!!

Cumulative GPA: 3.9

Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against (and why): "Paige Bueckers from Hopkins is an amazing player. We played against them the last two years, and she is also a friend and former AAU teammate of mine. Paige is a very smart player and can do it all."

Most Admired High School Teammate (and why): "I admire all three of the other seniors (Kayla, Lexi, and Taylor). They all have such a great work ethic and the biggest hearts. They have been the best teammates I could ever ask for and I’m so thankful I have been able to play with them. I know they will do great things in the future."

College Plans: "I will be continuing my basketball career at Drake University."

Activities Outside of Sports: "I love sunsets, baking, singing, hiking, boating, and quality time with my friends and family."

I Find it Relaxing to: River days!

Favorite TV Show: Criminal Minds

Favorite Movie: The Longest Ride

Favorite Musical Artist: Taylor Swift

Favorite Subject: Math

Favorite Restaurant: Olive Garden

Favorite Website: Instagram

Other Family Members: "Mom & Dad (Deanne & Jason), Zach, Austin, and Logan." 

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