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rSchoolToday Athlete of the Week: Carter Gunderson, Eleva-Strum

06/20/2024, 2:00pm CDT
By Colton Wilson

Eleva-Strum senior Carter Gunderson has been selected as the rSchoolToday Athlete of the Week for the week of June 10-16 after a statewide vote on 

There were 8,966 total votes this week, the final athlete of the week poll of the 2023-24 season. Gunderson topped all vote getters with 3,872 votes. De Pere's Axel Donaldson made the final poll a great one, finishing in a very close second with 3,829 votes.

Gunderson helped lead the Eleva-Strum baseball team to its first ever state title in the program's first ever state tournament appearance. On a team where everyone contributed, the senior helped both on the mound and at the plate. In a 3-2 semifinal win over Pacelli, Gunderson did not get out and batted in the game-winning runs. He went three for three from the plate with two RBIs, two stolen bases, and a run scored. Gunderson scored the first run for the Cardinals in the fourth inning and his two RBI double in the sixth inning proved to be difference. Not only that, but Gunderson came in in relief on the mound and pitched the final four innings, striking out four batters and allowing just two hits as he recorded the win. In the following 11-1 win over Northwood/Solon Springs in the Division 4 title game, Gunderson went one for one from the plate with two runs scored, a walk, and an RBI. Over the span of two games, Gunderson went did not get out at the plate and pitched four scoreless innings, helping his team to its first state championship.

Gunderson is heading to Northern Iowa Community College to play baseball at the next level.

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