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Triple Threat Athlete of the Week: Katelyn Kitzinger, Marinette

06/05/2020, 12:15pm CDT
By Norbert Durst

Name: Katelyn Kitzinger

School: Marinette High School

Year: Senior 

Cross Country Honors: Four-year varsity performer for coach Jenni Campbell and the Marines... second-team all-North Eastern as a freshman... first-team all-conference as a sophomore, junior and senior... reached the WIAA State Meet as a sophomore, finishing 9th... named academic all-state by the Wisconsin Cross Country Coaches Association... reached the WIAA State Meet as a senior... sectional champion as a senior... team captain as a junior and senior... averaged 17.5 points per game as a senior... 

Basketball Honors: Four-year varsity performer for coach Zac Barker and the Marines... honorable mention all-NEC as a freshman, sophomore and junior... selected first-team all-conference as a senior... Marinette's all-time leading scorer with 1,145 points... scored a school-record 51 points in a game as a senior... chosen to play in the WBCA all-star game... team captain as a sophomore, junior and senior... 

Track & Field Honors: Entered her senior year as a three-time all-conference performer for coach Bryan Lenzner and the Marines... took home either first-team or second-team in each of the three years... sectional champion and reached the WIAA State Meet all three years... freshman year, finished 10th in the 800M run... as a junior, placed 10th in the 400M dash... WIAA Scholar Athlete... 

Favorite Sport (and why): "I love each sport too much to choose. Each offers different team and competition aspects that make both so rewarding."
 
Best Part of High School Sports (and why): "The best part about high school are the friendships formed throughout school and strengthening them and having fun during sports." 
 
Best Advice from a High School Coach: "I would have to say that the best advice given to me was from my cross country coaches. They said 'Embrace the pain, be comfortable being uncomfortable, and always compete with your heart'."
 
Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "My most memorable moment in high school was in cross country. As a team we rallied behind our final runner until they finished their race. It made me realize that this team was a family and were there to support each other no matter how fast or slow."
 
Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "The best part of playing three sports is that I am always staying active while doing what I love with all of my friends."
 
Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "The toughest part of playing three sports is managing my time for school, sports, friends, and family."
 
Favorite Opponent (and why): "My favorite opponent is Freedom. They have very talented teams all-around and while we are competing against them, I was able to build great friendships with them."
 
Favorite Professional Team: Green Bay Packers
 
Favorite Professional Athlete: "I don’t have a favorite professional athlete."
 
Favorite College Team: Wisconsin Badgers
 
Cumulative GPA: 3.99327
 
Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against (and why): "The toughest individual I’ve competed against is Grace Hambel of Freedom. She is a competitor in the 400M Dash and is an amazing athlete."
 
Most Admired High School Teammate (and why): "My most admired teammate is Kim Carviou. She is the most dedicated person I know and is an extremely hard worker." 
 
College Plans: "I will be continuing my running and basketball career at University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse where I will pursue a career in the medical field."
 
Activities Outside of Sports: "I enjoy biking, boating, skiing, swimming, camping, and spending time with my friends and family."
 
I Find it Relaxing to: "I find it relaxing to watch movies and play games with my family."
 
Favorite TV Show: "Too many to choose!"
 
Favorite Movie: "Too many to choose!"
 
Favorite Musical Artist: "Too many to choose!"
 
Favorite Subject: "My favorite subjects are math and science."
 
Favorite Restaurant: Olive Garden
 
Favorite Website: Instagram
 
Other Family Members: "Steve Kitzinger (father), Bonnie Kitzinger (mother), Ryan Kitzinger (brother), Sara Kitzinger (sister), and Kylee Kitzinger (sister)." 

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