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: Jada Eggebrecht
School: Phillips High School
Volleyball Honors: Four-year letter winner for the Loggers... coached by Colin Hoogland... second-team all-Marawood North as a freshman and sophomore... first-team all-conference and WVCA honorable mention all-state as a junior... named Marawood North Player of the Year as a senior... went over 1,000 kills in her career...
Basketball Honors: Four-year varsity starter for coach and father Mike Eggebrecht... first-team all-Marawood North as a freshman... named Marawood North Player of the Year and WBCA Division 4 honorable mention all-state as a sophomore... went over 1,000 career points during her sophomore season... Marawood Player of the Year and WBCA Divison 4 honorable all-state as a junior... currently averaging 20.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, 5.3 points, and 4.1 steals per game for the 8-2 Loggers... 1,675 career points... committed to NCAA Division II St. Cloud State University...
Softball Honors: Enters her senior year as a two-year starter for the Loggers... sophomore year was wiped out due to COVID-19... coached by Blake Edwards... first-team all-Marawood North as a freshman... Marawood North Player of the Year as a junior... led Phillips to the Division 4 state tournament as the team's starting pitcher... has 29 career wins as a starting pitcher entering her senior year...
Favorite Sport (and why): "My favorite sport is basketball because I love the fast-paced, high-intensity flow of the game. The teamwork needed to be successful fuels my fire for the sport too."
Best Part of High School Sports (and why): "High school sports give me a sense of community. My favorite part is looking around the gym seeing all the people who came to support you and your team. It makes me feel like it is something bigger than just a game. It brings a small town like ours together."
Best Advice from a High School Coach: "My softball coach has a motto of 'next' which encourages us to forget about the mistake or bad play we just had, clear our heads, and make the next play. Don’t let one mistake snowball into many."
Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "My most memorable moment was last year when our softball team went to state. It was the second time in school history we made it that far, and the feeling of community support was incredible. It gave me the chills when I realized how many people were traveling with us to watch and be a part of our journey too."
Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "The best part of being a three-sport athlete is the fact that you are always involved in your community and you learn a sense of accountability. Your team expects just as much out of you as you expect out of them."
Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "The toughest part is never getting a day off. Your schedule is always extremely busy, so you never get to relax a little. Late nights followed by early mornings can be rough sometimes along with keeping up your grades."
Favorite Opponent (and why): "My favorite team to play against was Prentice a few years ago. We ended up winning in overtime and it was a hard-fought game on both ends of the floor. The intensity in the gym was unbelievable."
Favorite Professional Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Favorite Professional Athletes: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Michael Jordan, Steph Curry
Favorite College Team: Wisconsin Badgers
Cumulative GPA: 3.97
Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against (and why): "Gianna Vollrath. Gianna and I have been summer teammates with the Wisconsin Playmakers the past few years. I love her intensity and will to win. Over the past few years, we have had some battles in volleyball and basketball that I will always remember."
Most Admired High School Teammate (and why): "The teammate I admire the most is my sister, Kacy. I get to witness firsthand all the hours we’ve spent in the gym together pushing each other to be at the top of our game. She strives to be the best she can be from the first whistle to the final buzzer."
College Plans: "I plan to attend St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, MN to further my academic and athletic career on the basketball team. My plan is to go into graphic design and specialize in logo design."
Activities Outside of Sports: "Outside of sports, I enjoy kayaking, camping, downhill skiing, snowmobiling, tubing, and swimming."
I Find it Relaxing to: "Read, do a puzzle, take my dogs for a walk, listen to music."
Favorite TV Show: Criminal Minds
Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans
Favorite Musical Artist: Avicii
Favorite Subject: Math
Favorite Restaurant: El Jovenaso (Mexican restaurant in Phillips)
Other Family Members: Mom, Dad, Sister (Kacy), dogs (Peach and Gus), and cats (Smoke and Fire)