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Bug Tussel Triple Threat Athlete of the Week: Danielle Minsaas, Marshfield

02/16/2023, 11:45am 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: Danielle Minsaas 

School: Marshfield High School

Grad Year: 2023

Tennis Honors: Two-year varsity performer for coach Gillian Davis and the Tigers... honorable mention All-Wisconsin Valley No. 3 doubles as a junior... 

Basketball Honors: Four-year varsity performer for coach Taylor Varsho and the Tigers... honorable mention WVC as a sophomore... second-team all-conference as a junior... team MVP as a junior... the 5-11 guard is averaging 18.2 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 3.8 steals per game for the 18-5 Tigers... currently has 1,174 career points... committed to NCAA Division II University of Sioux Falls to compete in basketball and track & field... 

Track & Field Honors: Three-year varsity performer for coach     Alisa Luedtke and the Tigers... team MVP and set team record for the high jump as a junior... state qualifier in the high jump as a junior... 

Minsaas also competes in club figure skating, making her a four-sport athlete. 

Favorite Sport (and why): "Every sport because I’m surrounded by people that make me work for everything." 

Best Part of High School Sports (and why): "The best part of high school sports is the environment and competitive culture creates memories that will last forever."

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "The best advice from a high school coach is to trust your preparation."

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "My most memorable moment is making it to state for track."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "The best part about playing three sports is building so many relationships throughout each of the sports."

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "The toughest part of playing three sports is finding the time for family and friends."

Favorite Opponent (and why): "My favorite opponent is Merrill because they always give full effort when playing."

Favorite Professional Team: Charlotte Hornets 

Favorite Professional Athlete: LaMelo Ball

Favorite College Team: Duke

Cumulative GPA: 3.6 

Most Admired High School Teammate (and why): "My most admired high school teammate is Zaida Kolbeck because she is consistently working hard and challenging the people around her." 

College Plans: "I plan to attend the University of Sioux Falls to major in Crime Justice and Political Science."

Activities Outside of Sports: "Outside sports that I like to be involved in is riding ATV."

I Find it Relaxing to: "I find relaxing to watch movies with friends."

Favorite TV Show: The 100

Favorite Movie: Matilda 

Favorite Musical Artist: Adele 

Favorite Subject: English 

Favorite Restaurant: Melody Gardens  

Other Family Members: "My family includes, my parents, Marty and Vivian Minsaas, and brothers, Cole and Charlie." 

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