The Bug Tussel Wireless Triple Threat Athlete of the Week is an honor given on WisSports.net to the top senior boys and girls three-sport athletes in the state. Players are recognized each week on WSN, with the a boys and girls winner of the Pat Richter Award at the end of the season to the best three-sport athlete of the year.
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Name: Rachel Helm
School: Muskego High School
Cross Country Honors: Four-year varsity runner for the Warriors... coached by Katrina Beeck... helped her team win D1 state title as a freshman... finished in the top 25 at the state meet and was team's number 5 runner... team placed third at Nike Cross Country Regionals... earned honorable mention all-state by the Wisconsin Cross Country Coaches Association (WCCCA) as a freshman... helped team repeat at D1 state champions as a sophomore... helped team finish second in Nike Cross Country Regionals and qualified for Nike Cross Country Nationals... named WCCCA first-team all-state as a sophomore... helped the Warriors finish fourth at state as a junior and finished sixth individually... second-team WCCCA all-state as a junior...
Basketball Honors: Enters her senior year as a three-year varsity performer for the Warriors... coached by Katie Golomski... the 5-foot-6 guard averaged 7.2 points per game a junior... honorable mention all-Classic Eight...
Track & Field Honors: Enters her senior year as a three-year varsity performer... coached by Jerome Missiaen... helped team to a Division 1 first-place finish at the state track & field meet in 2019 as a freshman... part of 4x800m that finished first in 2019 at the state meet... helped lead the Warriors to the D1 state title in 2021... member of 4x400m that finished first at state as a junior...
Favorite Sport (and why): "Cross Country because of the team structure, the personal accomplishments, and team."
Best Part of High School Sports (and why): "Learning and growing. It helps you create bonds that last a long time."
Best Advice from a High School Coach: "Give it your all and don't give up."
Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "Going to Nike Cross Country Nationals."
Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "Being able to workout and compete all year."
Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "Being able to manage everything and being busy."
Favorite Opponent (and why): "Anyone in the last 400 meters of a race."
Favorite Professional Team: Nike Cross Country
Favorite Professional Athlete: Colleen Quigley
Favorite College Team: Marquette basketball
Cumulative GPA: 3.1
Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against (and why): "My sister Brittany Helm. I always competed with her and she's two years older."
Most Admired High School Teammate (and why): "Kate Sperka because she never fails to make my day and she is an amazing athlete."
College Plans: "Attend a four-year college and plan to run and major in business."
Activities Outside of Sports: "Swimming, shopping, hiking, traveling, and tennis."
I Find it Relaxing to: "Go in my hot tub, get my nails done, and lay in my bed."
Favorite TV Show: Stranger Things
Favorite Movie: Last Song
Favorite Musical Artist: Lul Uzi Vert
Favorite Subject: English
Favorite Restaurant: Ians Pizza
Favorite Website: Pinterest
Other Family Members: Mom and dad; sisters Brittany, Kaitlyn, and Hailey; brother Nathan.