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Triple Threat Athlete of the Week: Brynlee Nelson, Fennimore

05/28/2021, 1:30pm CDT
By Norbert Durst

Name: Brynlee Nelson
School: Fennimore High School 
Year: Senior 

Cross Country Honors: Competed in the alternate fall season as a senior... coached by Ryanne Bell... team captain... team most valuable runner... sub-sectional individual champion... sectional individual champion... state tournament individual medalist: 5th Place... individual school record holder (19:00.45)... first-team all-SWAL... academic all-state... 

Girls Volleyball: Four-year varsity starter... coached by Jerica Nelson... two-time team MVP... three-time first-team all-SWAL... two-year team captain... 

Basketball Honors: Four-year varsity starter... coached by Kevin Everson... four-time team MVP... honorable mention all-SWAL as a freshman... first-team all-conference as a sophomore, junior, and senior... team captain... averaged 16.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 3.4 steals per game as a senior... finished career with 1,288 points... selected to play in Division 4 WBCA All-Star Game...

Track & Field Honors: Three-year varsity performer... junior year was wiped out due to COVID-19... two-time most valuable runner... all-conference performer (8 titles)... school record holder in the 400 (58.53), 800 (2:15.54), 1600 (5:21.99), Long Jump (17’9”), Triple Jump (36’7.5”), 1600 meter relay (4:03.78), and tied High Jump record (5’2”)... two-time Sparky Female Athlete of the Meet... two-time Conference Female Athlete of the Meet... Five-time State Track & Field Individual Medalist... member of the 2019 Division 3 State Champion 1600 meter relay team... 

Favorite Sport (and why): "I don’t have a favorite sport! I enjoy whatever sports season that I am in, always giving my best effort and pushing myself to be better."
 
Best Part of High School Sports (and why): "The best part of High School sports is being able to hang out with friends who have the same interests as me. I love to be able to compete and have fun at the same time." 
 
Best Advice from a High School Coach: "The best advice I have received from a high school coach is to never put your head down and always give 100 percent in everything that you do." 
 
Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "The most memorable moment in high school sports was running the fourth leg of the 1600 meter relay team that won state my sophomore year, and setting the school record at the same time."  
 
Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "The best part about playing three sports is that I stay active while spending time with friends. This year I was able to compete in four sports and enjoy cross country with some different athletes and loved the experience."
 
Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "The toughest part about playing multiple sports is having to go from school to sports to homework, and not having much down time."
 
Favorite Opponent (and why): "My favorite opponent is Cuba City because they are very good in all the sports so it is always a challenge to play them."
 
Favorite Professional Team: Green Bay Packers
 
Favorite Professional Athlete: Kevin Durant 
 
Favorite College Team: Wisconsin Badgers
 
Cumulative GPA: 3.993
 
Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against (and why): "Ellie Jillson. She is a friend, a tough competitor, and we run the same events." 
 
Most Admired High School Teammate (and why): "I cannot pick one teammate as I have been fortunate enough to be part of nice teams with several admirable teammates."
 
College Plans: "Attend University of Wisconsin-Platteville for Elementary Education and play both volleyball and basketball."
 
Activities Outside of Sports: "As for other activities, I am a member of the High School Student Council, National Honor Society, Class Officer, FFA Member, and Community Volunteer."
 
I Find it Relaxing to: "I find it relaxing to do outside activities like skiing and swimming." 
 
Favorite TV Show: "My favorite TV show is Liv and Maddie."
 
Favorite Movie: "My favorite movie is Elf.”
 
Favorite Musical Artist: "My favorite musical artists are Dan + Shay."
 
Favorite Subject: "My favorite subject is Math."
 
Favorite Restaurant: "My favorite restaurant is Chipotle Mexican Restaurant."
 
Favorite Website: "My favorite website is amazon.com." 
 
Other Family Members: "My parents are Jim & Renee Nelson and I have an older sister (29), an older brother (26), and a younger sister (15)."

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