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Triple Threat Athlete of the Week: Braelee Jodarski, Oshkosh West

11/10/2023, 10:45am CST
By Norbert Durst

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 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.

Name: Braelee Jodarski 

School: Oshkosh West High School 

Cross Country Honors: Three-time WIAA Division 1 state qualifier... three-time first-team all-FVA... coached by Stephanie Polak... 

Basketball Honors: Four-year varsity performer for coach Kenisha Phillips and the Wildcats... earned honorable mention all-FVA as a junior... the 5-7 wing/guard averaged 9.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 2.0 steals per game as a junior for the 16-9 Wildcats... 

Softball Honors: Three-time first-team all-FVA for the Wildcats... two-time WFSCA all-district... honorable mention WFSCA all-state as a sophomore... second-team WFSCA all-state as a junior... has helped the Wildcats to two WIAA State Tournament appearances... carried a .398 batting average with six home runs, five triples, 36 RBIs, and 37 runs scored as a junior for the 25-5 Wildcats... coached by Timothy Kohl... committed to NCAA Division II Winona State... 

Favorite Sport (and why): "My favorite sport is softball because it has been a major part of my life, beginning back when I was five years old. I love the family and team aspect of softball, and how it takes an entire team to win games and be successful, but I also love how individually I am in control of the game and my own success as well." 

Best Part of High School Sports (and why): "The best part of high school sports is getting to play for your school, and represent your school against other teams in the state. Playoffs and post-season is the best part because everyone comes together to cheer for each other, and it gives a sense of pride for your community!"

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "The best advice I have received from a high school coach (my strength coach) is 'be the product of your own success'."

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "My most memorable moment in high school sports was when I hit the game-winning home run in the softball Division 1 Sectional Final game my sophomore year of high school to help us get to state!"

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "The best part about playing three sports is all of the close friends I have made from each of the sports. It is so cool to get to be a part of three different teams and get to play with and hang out with different people throughout the year!" 

Most Difficult Part of Playing Three Sports: "The most difficult part of playing three sports is making sure you are ready to go when the next sport starts, even if that means training during the free time you have during the current season you are in." 

Favorite Opponent (and why): "My favorite opponent is Oshkosh North because they are our cross-town rivals! Every time the rivalry game is jam-packed with energy and it brings the community together, it is an awesome experience!" 

Favorite Professional Team: Milwaukee Bucks! 

Favorite Professional Athlete: Simone Biles! 

Favorite College Team: Wisconsin Badgers

Cumulative GPA: 3.9

Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against (and why): "The toughest individual I have competed against is Ava Hanson from Oshkosh North! We grew up competing against each other in every single sport we played, it was always the two of us against each other! She’s a great athlete and it’s super fun getting to play her still in high school!" 

Most Admired High School Teammate (and why): "My most admired high school teammate is Paige Seckar. She is the most dedicated and hardworking person I have ever played with. She is competitive while also caring a lot about what she does. She is a great athlete but an even better person." 

College Plans: "I plan to attend and play softball at Winona State University, pursuing the route of Pre-Med."  

Activities Outside of Sports: "I enjoy spending time outdoors, hunting and fishing, and hanging out with my friends and family."  

Favorite TV Show: The Suite Life of Zach and Cody  

Favorite Movie: Legally Blonde 

Favorite Musical Artist: Morgan Wallen! 

Favorite Subject: Science 

Favorite Restaurant: Victoria's Italian Cuisine 

Favorite Website/App: Instagram 

Other Family Members: "My other family members are my mom (Amy), my dad (Brad), and my younger brother (Rhett)." 

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