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: Kacey Ott
School: Slinger High School
Cross Country Honors: Four-year letter winner... team captain… individual second-team All-Conference as a sophomore… 2019 Daily News All-County Girls Cross Country Team-Honorable Mention (Runner of the Year) … member of 2019 and 2020 state qualifying teams… two-time Academic All-State Award… top freshman, sophomore, and junior awards under coaches John Strand and Terry Krall...
Basketball Honors: Four-year varsity starter…team captain…2019 most improved award… 2019 Play in The Dells Athlete of the Week Nominee… third-team All-Conference as a junior (4th in conference in blocks/game, #8 in rebounds/game, and #14 in points/game)... honorable mention All-Washington County Team as a junior… two-time North Shore Conference and Regional Champions under coach Tony Dobson…currently averaging 13 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.7 steals, and 0.9 blocks per game while helping Slinger, ranked No. 10 in the D2 WSN Coaches Poll, to a 6-1 start of the 2021-22 season... the 6-0 wing/forward is uncommitted but holds multiple offers...
Track & Field Honors: Enters senior year as a two-year varsity runner… no sophomore season due to Covid-19… first-team All-Conference in 4x 800M relay as a freshman … third-team All-Conference in 4x400 and individual regional champion in the high jump as a junior… member of state-qualifying 4x800 and 4x400 relays in 2019 and individual state qualifier in high jump in junior season... top freshman and junior awards under coaches John Strand, Terry Krall, and Matt Hansen...
Favorite Sport (and why): "I love each sport when I’m in season, but my favorite sport is basketball. I enjoy basketball because it’s highly competitive and I love competition. I like how there’s an individual and team aspect to the game. Practicing is always fun and I’m so blessed to have been surrounded by great teammates."
Best part of high school sports: "The best part of playing high school sports has been the connections that I have made. I have been able to create so many memories and friendships with my teammates as well as with competitors from other schools."
Best advice from a high school coach: "Your teammates will always remember you for the way that you treated them instead of how good of an athlete you were. Being a good teammate is the most important part of the game."
Most memorable moment in high school sports: "The most memorable moment in high school sports was when I was high jumping at sectionals and cleared the final height to make it to state. It was always a dream of mine to individually qualify for state and it was so surreal when I actually was able to accomplish it."
Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "The best part of playing three sports has been how each sport builds off of the other. I’ve found playing multiple sports has helped me stay in shape and stay active all school year. It’s also allowed me to branch out and meet new people."
Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "The toughest part of playing three sports is balancing practice, work, school, and friendships. I believe cross training is very important so I’ve sacrificed a lot of free time to fit in the extra training needed for each sport. Each sport has very different demands. It can be difficult finishing one season and jumping right into the next season."
Favorite Opponent (and why): "My favorite opponent is Alexis Williams from West Bend West. Even though I played basketball against her, we both bonded over the high jump in track. Although we were competitors, she was always very supportive and encouraging."
Favorite Professional Team: Green Bay Packers.
Favorite Professional Athlete: Anna DeForge
Favorite College Team: Wisconsin Badgers.
Cumulative GPA: 4.00
Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against (and why): "The toughest individual I’ve competed against was Maddison (Rylan) Baker who was first-team all-conference and 2019-2020 conference player of the year from West Bend West. As a freshman and sophomore, I had to step up and take the task of guarding her. Due to her size and competitive nature, she was a force to deal with in games. She was very competitive and fun to play against."
Most Admired High School Teammate (and why): "The teammate that I admire the most is Samantha Gueller. Sam has always been an excellent basketball player and teammate. Over the summer she tore her ACL. I admire her because although she is devastated by her injury, she continues to show up to practice every day and motivates and challenges everyone on our team to be their best. Sam is very driven and the most supportive person I know."
College Plans: "I am planning on playing college basketball and majoring in biology with a pre-med track."
Activities Outside of Sports: "I enjoy spending time with friends and family, fishing, running, boating, and shopping."
I Find it Relaxing to: "I find it relaxing to listen to music and get up shots in the gym."
Favorite TV Show: Criminal Minds
Favorite Movie: 10 Things I Hate About You
Favorite Musical Artist: Taylor Swift and Pitbull
Favorite Subject: Psychology, World History, or Biology.
Favorite Restaurant: Panda Express.
Favorite Website: Twitter.com
Other Family Member: "My family includes my parents, Brien and Diane Ott and my two brothers, Tyler (20) and Gavin (9)."