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Bug Tussel Triple Threat Athlete of the Week: Reagan Borchardt, Edgar

12/23/2022, 1:00pm CST
By Norbert Durst

The Bug Tussel 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: Reagan Borchardt

School: Edgar High School 

Grad Year: 2023

Volleyball Honors: Four-year starter for the Wildcats... second-team All-Marawood South as a sophomore... unanimous first-team all-conference as a junior and senior... two-time Marawood South Player of the Year... honorable mention WVCA All-State as a junior... over 1,100 career kills... led the Wildcats to the Marawood South conference championship as a senior... helped the Wildcats to two regional titles... Wildcats advanced to a Division 3 sectional final, ending the 2022 season with a 22-8 overall record... coached by Evan Krebsbach... 

Basketball Honors: Three-year varsity starter for the Wildcats... second-team All-Marawood South as a sophomore... unanimous first-team all-conference as a junior... honorable mention WBCA All-State as a junior... has helped her team capture three regional titles... the 5-10 forward is averaging 20 points, 13.8 rebounds, 2.6 steals, and 3.6 blocks per game for the 5-2 Wildcats, ranked No. 7 in the Week 4 Coaches Poll in Division 5... coached by Tom McCarty... 

Softball Honors: Enters senior year as a three-year varsity starter... second-team all-conference as a sophomore... helped lead the Wildcats to the program's first-ever state tournament appearance, finishing the 2022 season 17-7 overall... coached by Kevin Brown...  

Favorite Sport (and why):  "My favorite sport is volleyball because it is something I have been doing since I was little. I could go to practice after having the worst day and leave the gym with the best attitude. Simply peppering with a partner lets me forget about everything going on in life. I also have met my best friends through volleyball and my best memories are from volleyball games and tournaments." 

Best Part of High School Sports (and why): "The best part of high school sports is competing against other schools with your best friends. I love being able to represent Edgar in every sport."

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "My softball coach, Kevin Brown always reminds us, 'Respect everyone but fear no one'.”

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "The most memorable moment I have had so far in high school sports has either been winning the sectional final softball game to advance to state last year or winning the sectional semifinal volleyball game in our packed home gym. I was never too fond of the sport of softball but playing with my friends makes it worth it 100%. There’s never a dull moment when all three of your best friends play in the infield with you."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "The best part of playing three sports is being able to play with your best friends and making stronger connections with other friends through different sports." 

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "The toughest part of playing three sports is recovering after the previous season. Not finishing the past season how you wanted to and then going into the next season in less than a week made it hard to focus and even try at practices." 

Favorite Opponent (and why): "My favorite opponent would probably be Stratford. Since middle school, it was always a close game no matter the sport, and nothing has changed from then till now. The energy in the gym is always different from any other game and it is always really fun to play against our next-door neighbors."

Favorite Professional Team: "My favorite professional teams are the Milwaukee Bucks and Milwaukee Brewers."

Favorite Professional Athlete: "My favorite professional athletes are Pat Connaughton and Christian Yelich." 

Favorite College Team: Wisconsin Badgers Women's Volleyball 

Cumulative GPA: 3.99

Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against (and why): "The toughest individual I have competed against would be Dorci Walker. My volleyball team played Columbus Catholic in the sectional semifinal my junior year and our team could not defend her. She was taller than our whole team and hit right over the block every time she swung. Dorci and I played together my first year of club back in 6th grade and she was a good role model to me. She was a very talented player." 

Most Admired High School Teammate (and why): "A high school teammate that I most admired was Makenna Guden. Makenna has shown me what it takes to be an all-state athlete. She showed me the effort and dedication you have to put into your sport outside of practice if you want to be the best of the best. She was also one of my best friends and always wanted the best for me." 

College Plans: "I plan to continue my education at UW River Falls and major in animal science. I am not sure what I want to be in the future but I plan on being a large animal veterinarian." 

Activities Outside of Sports: "I am involved in National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, FFA, and two other organizations/groups through my school. Other things that I do outside of sports include hanging out with my friends and working on our small dairy farm." 

I Find it Relaxing to: "I find it relaxing to sit outside on the porch as the sun is setting in the summer while watching our cows in the pasture."

Favorite TV Show: Friends

Favorite Movie: The Notebook

Favorite Musical Artist: "My favorite musical artist is between Lee Brice, Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, or Kane Brown." 

Favorite Subject: Science 

Favorite Restaurant: Milwaukee Burger Company

Other Family Members: "My family members include my father, Jason, my mother, Penny, and my younger sister, Emery." 

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