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Meghan Schultz selected as the 2023 female recipient of the Bug Tussel 3-sport Athlete of the Year

07/13/2023, 9:45am CDT
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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Meghan Schultz of New Berlin West has been selected as the 2022-23 female recipient of the Pat Richter Award from as the Bug Tussel Three-Sport Athlete of the Year.

Schultz competed in volleyball, basketball, and track & field at New Berlin West and earned all-state honors in two of the three sports as a senior. 

In volleyball, the 6-3 middle hitter collected 279 kills with a .514 hitting percentage to go along with 123 blocks for coach Jay Golsteyn and the Vikings as a senior. She helped New Berlin West claim the Woodland West title and a 25-12 overall record. Schultz was WVCA honorable mention all-state performer as a junior. 

On the basketball court, Schultz averaged 22.4 points, 11.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 2.3 blocks per contest as a senior for coach Collin Thompson and the Vikings, leading them to a 17-8 record. Schultz was named WBCA All-State, Woodland West Player of the Year, and the Top Senior Post by WSN. Megan finished her career with 1,666 points and 861 rebounds. 

In track & field, Schultz was named WISTCA All-State in shot put and discus, and was selected as the Woodland Conference Athlete of the Year as a senior for coach Jim Braun and the Vikings. 

When Schultz was featured on WSN in June, she said her most memorable accomplishment was setting the Division 2 state record in the shot put (49’2.5”).

She also explained the best part of high school sports: 

"The best part about high school sports is by far the people you meet. Being part of a sport you make a lot of new friends especially if you are in multiple. The team bonding moments outside of the sport and connections during school are something that I will remember forever."

Schultz is signed to play basketball at NCAA Division I UW-Green Bay and plans to get a degree in finance. 

To view our initial profile of Schultz as part of our Bug Tussel Triple Threat Athlete of the Week series, click here.

Past winners of the award include Bridee Burks of Lancaster (2021-22), Katie Hildebrandt of McFarland (2020-21), Lexi Donarski of Aquinas (2019-20), Tara Stauffacher of Beaver Dam (2018-19), Caitlin Link of Madison Edgewood (2017-18), Lexi Smith of Northland Pines (2016-17), Grace Mueller of Verona (2015-16), Megan Gustafson of South Shore (2014-15), Kennedy Blahnik of Algoma (2013-14), Jenna Orr of Rice Lake (2012-13), Kailee Kamps of Belmont (2011-12), Kendall Wienkes of Highland (2010-11), and Andie Varsho of Marshfield (2009-10). 

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