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Name: Reese Rogowski
School: WIttenberg-Birnamwood High School
Grad Year: 2023
Volleyball Honors: Four-year starter as an outside hitter for coach Becky Rew and the Chargers... honorable mention all-CWC East as a freshman... first-team all-conference as a sophomore and junior... CWC East Player of the Year as a junior... helped the team claim CWC East Conference titles as a freshman, sophomore, and junior... led the Chargers to a WIAA Division 3 Regional Championship as a junior...
Basketball Honors: Enters her senior year as a three-year varsity performer for coach Nick Mechelke and the Chargers... earned honorable mention all-CWC East as a sophomore, averaging 13.6 points and 5.1 assists per game... first-team all-league as a junior, averaging 18.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 5.3 assists, and 3.4 steals per contest to go along with 56 three-points made for the 17-10 Chargers... named honorable mention WBCA Division 4 All-State as a junior... the 5-9 guard enters her senior year with 812 career points...
Track & Field Honors: Two-year varsity performer for coach Mike Balliett and the Chargers... freshman season was canceled due to COVID-19... named first-team all-CWC in the long jump, 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, and 400-meter dash as a sophomore and junior... selected as the CWC Track & Field Athlete of the Year as a junior... qualified for state in the 100, 200, 400, and long jump as a sophomore and junior... at state, placed second in the 200 and 400, seventh in the 100, and 10th in the long jump as a junior... as a sophomore, placed sixth in the 100, fifth in the 200, third in the 400, and 10th in the long jump at state...
Favorite Sport (and why): "My favorite sport is basketball because I have been playing it for as long as I can remember, and I love working together with my teammates on the court because we all want to accomplish the same goal. I also met some of my closest friends through basketball."
Best Part of High School Sports (and why): "The best part of high school sports is the committed fans that come to each game to cheer on the teams. Also, the student sections bring a lot of energy that makes competing even more exciting."
Best Advice from a High School Coach: "Try as hard in practice as you would in a game."
Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "My most memorable moment in high school sports was winning regionals for volleyball my junior year. It meant a lot because we lost a lot of talent from the previous year, so winning regionals proved how hard we worked during the season."
Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "The best part of playing three sports is that I’ve made so many friends in each sport, I always have a different group of people to go to if I need anything, and I get to switch things up every season for the next sport."
Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "The toughest part of playing three sports is finding the time to practice the sports that are out of season."
Favorite Opponent (and why): "My favorite opponent is Bonduel. It is always a fun conference match-up because it is usually a competitive game, and both of the student sections are supportive and bring a lot of energy for the game and it makes the environment crazy."
Favorite Professional Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Favorite Professional Athlete: Giannis Antetokounmpo
Favorite College Team: Wisconsin Badgers
Cumulative GPA: 3.97
Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against (and why): "The toughest individual I’ve competed against is Eliana Sheplee, she is an incredible athlete. I love racing against her in track because she pushes me to get a lot of PRs (personal records)."
Most Admired High School Teammate (and why): "My most admired high school teammate was Abi Fraaza because she put 100 percent into whatever she was doing. She had an extremely hard work ethic and that got her to play college basketball at a great school which was super impressive because she persevered through some major injuries."
College Plans: Undecided
Activities Outside of Sports: "I enjoy shopping, hanging out with friends, and going to the lake."
I Find it Relaxing to: "Get comfy and watch a movie."
Favorite TV Show: Outer Banks
Favorite Movie: Semi-Pro
Favorite Musical Artist: Drake
Favorite Subject: Science
Favorite Restaurant: Texas Roadhouse
Favorite Website: Instagram or Snapchat
Other Family Members: "Parents Beth and Garret, brothers Derek and Jett, sisters Harper and Portia."