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Triple Threat Athlete of the Week: Allison Luoma, Northwestern

01/28/2021, 2:00pm CST
By Norbert Durst

Name: Allison Luoma
School: Northwestern High School 
Year: Senior 

Volleyball Honors: Three-year starter for coach Charlie Hessel and the Tigers... first-team all-Heart O' North as a senior... averaged 9.8 kills per game and was named the team's most valuable offensive player... team captain... helped lead the Tigers to their first regional championship since 2006... 

Basketball Honors: Three-year varsity performer for coach Paul Eberhardt and the Tigers... averaged 6.7 points per game and helped the team earn their first conference title since 1999... the 6-foot forward is averaging 13.4 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.1 steals and 1.9 blocks per game for the Tigers, 10-2 overall and 9-1 in the Heart O' North... scored a career-high 22 points in a win over Cameron earlier in the month... 

Softball Honors: Varsity pitcher since her freshman year... first-team all-HON as a freshman and sophomore.... named conference player of the year as a sophomore... helped lead the Tigers to regional titles as a freshman and sophomore... led them to a conference title as a sophomore... COVID-19 wiped out her junior year... 

Favorite Sport (and why): "My favorite sport is basketball, though I wouldn’t say it is my favorite by far as softball is a close second. I love the fast pace of the game as well as the camaraderie that comes with playing."

Best Part of High School Sports (and why): "The best part of High School sports is definitely all the relationships that are formed throughout the years. I have built great friendships with my teammates and lifelong connections with all of my coaches."

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "The best piece of advice that I have received from a High School coach comes from Jay Johnson, one of my softball coaches. He always tells me to 'just pitch and rely on my teammates behind me'. His words made me feel more confident and relaxed as I knew I had my teammates behind me for support." 

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "My most memorable moment throughout all high school sports was when we won a regional volleyball championship at Barron my senior year after we had lost to them earlier in the season. The whole atmosphere of the gym was ecstatic and something that I will never forget." 

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "The best part of being a three sport athlete is learning new skills that can be applied to your other sports and activities." 

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "The most difficult part of playing three sports is definitely time management. The ability to budget your time is very important as you are never not busy between practices and open gyms, not to mention that school is always a priority." 

Favorite Opponent (and why): "My favorite opponent is the Bloomer Blackhawks. Every time we play them you know it is going to be a tough, competitive game."

Favorite Professional Team: Green Bay Packers

Favorite Professional Athlete: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Favorite College Team: "My favorite college team is the Wisconsin Badgers." 

Cumulative GPA: 4.0

Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against (and why): "The toughest individual I’ve competed against was a pitcher that was committed to Oregon softball at a tournament in Mankato, MN. The whole tournament she never gave up a hit, though I was close to getting one. I am not sure what her name was but she was very talented and frustrating to play against."

Most Admired High School Teammate (and why): "I most admire my teammate Tieryn Plasch as she is the most devoted person I have ever met. She is a great person inside and out and has a tremendous work ethic. I know she will do great things."

College Plans: "I am undecided as to where I would like to go but I would like to major in either chemistry or environmental engineering. Hopefully I can play basketball or softball in college too." 

Activities Outside of Sports: "I like to hang out with my friends, read, play Spikeball, watch TV, and spend time with my dogs outside of sports." 

I Find it Relaxing to: I find it relaxing to sit down and read a good book. 

Favorite TV Show: "My favorite TV show is definitely The Office."

Favorite Movie: "My favorite movie is Mama Mia."

Favorite Musical Artist: "My favorite musical artist is J. Cole."

Favorite Subject: "My favorite subject is chemistry."

Favorite Restaurant: "My favorite restaurant is Pizza Pub in Ashland, WI." 

Favorite Website: "My favorite website is youtube.com." 

Other Family Members: "I have a twin sister named Adrienne (we’re fraternal), an older brother named Reilley, and my parent’s names are Kristine and Kurt." 

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