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Bug Tussel Wireless Triple Threat Athlete of the Week: Elizabeth Krawze, Wabeno/Laona

05/20/2022, 8:15am CDT
By Colton Wilson

The Bug Tussel Wireless Triple Threat Athlete of the Week is an honor given on 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: Elizabeth Krawze
School: Laona High School
Year: Senior

Volleyball Honors: Helped lead the Rebels to its first ever WIAA State Tournament, finishing runner-up in Division 4... Four-time First Team All-Northern Lakes performer for head coach Michelle Boor... Conference Player of the Year as a junior and senior... All-State Honorable Mention as a junior... First Team All-State as a senior... broke school record for most kills as a junior... finished with 1,602 kills after senior year...

Basketball Honors: Two-time All-Northern Lakes performer for head coach Andrew Harrison... unanimous first team honoree as a senior and honorable mention as a junior... honorable mention WBCA All-State as a senior... 

Softball Honors: Two-time All-Northern Lakes performer for head coach Danielle Peterson... honorable mention all-conference as a freshman and first team all-conference as a junior...

Favorite Sport (and why): "My favorite sport is volleyball. I particularly enjoy volleyball because of the energy each rally brings and the way something is happening all the time."

Best Part of High School Sports (and why): "My favorite part of being a student-athlete is the relationships that I will have for the rest of my life. I think the relationships created through high school sports are unique compared to other friendships because of the special bond you create with your teammates."

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "The best advice I have ever received was from my volleyball coach, Michelle Boor and she said, “Just go out there and do your thing.” I find this message special because I think high school athletics should be all about having fun and this quote reminds me of just that."

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: I have had a pretty memorable senior year, but in particular my favorite memory would have to be qualifying for the WIAA State Volleyball Tournament and placing second. This moment is especially special because it was the first time in our program’s history and it was a great way to end my volleyball career."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "My favorite part about playing three sports is pushing myself and my body all the time. I have been very competitive all of my life therefore participating in three sports has allowed me to compete year-round."

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "I think the toughest part of playing three sports is the stress of handling both academics and athletics. There is always immense pressure in performing well on both sides of the spectrum."

Favorite Opponent (and why): "My favorite opponent in all three of the sports I play would be the Three Lakes Bluejays. I always enjoy the energy each team and fanbase brings. The environment in the gyms or fields is always a great high school experience."

Favorite Professional Team: Green Bay Packers

Favorite College Team: Wisconsin Badger Volleyball Team

Cumulative GPA: 4.0

Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against (and why): "The toughest individual I have competed against would be Karissa Kaminski of Howards Grove. In my junior season of volleyball, my team played Howards Grove in the sectional finals. I remember Karissa because of the way she read our team throughout the entire game and truly was a difficult individual to compete against." 

Most Admired High School Teammate (and why): "My most admired high school teammate would have to be my younger sister, Grace. She has been right by my side throughout my entire athletic career and has truly been the greatest support system. She is always doing the little things for the better of the team. Although she is my younger sister, I look up to her tremendously."

College Plans: "I plan on attending the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire for Finance."

Activities Outside of Sports: "I enjoy swimming, adventuring in nature, watching sunsets, and spending time with my friends."

I Find it Relaxing to: "I find it relaxing to lay on the beach."

Favorite TV Show: Outer Banks

Favorite Movie: Hunger Games Series

Favorite Subject: Math

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