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Triple Play Triple Threat -- KaSandra Springer, Altoona

11/19/2015, 2:45pm CST
By Norbert Durst

Name: KaSandra Springer
School: Altoona
Grade: Senior

Volleyball Honors: First Team All-Cloverbelt West as a junior and senior for coach Elissa Upward...Honorable Mention as a sophomore...All-Tournament Team at state, senior year...Help Railroaders to state as a junior and senior...Second Team All-State as a senior...Leader Telegram Second Team All-Area as a junior...Finished career with 1370 career kills...Digs leader as a junior and senior...Team Captain junior and senior years.

Basketball Honors: First Team All-Conference as a junior for coach Ryan Windrow...13.4 points per game as a junior...Leader Telegram Fifth Team All-Area as a junior...Team Captain as a junior and senior.

Track & Field Honors: All-Conference performer for coach Kevin Garnett...Participates in Shot Put, 400x100 relay, 400x200 relay, and 400x400 relay...State Participant in Shot Put and 400x100 relay as a junior. 

Favorite Sport (and why): Volleyball. "There is so much hype and excitement after each and every play. It is a true team sport, not one girl can take over the game. You need your whole team."

Best Part of High School Sports: "Being with your friend every day after school."

Best Advice from a High School Coach: “You lead and they will follow” Coach Kevin Garnett (KG)

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "The first time your team stops being just your team, but a second family."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "I get to do something I love every day."

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "Not having time for anything else besides playing sports."

Favorite Opponent: "Regis or Stanley Boyd High Schools, you just know that you are going to get a tough game against them each time you play them."

Favorite Professional Team: "My two favorite Professional teams are Miami Heat and Golden State Warriors." 

Favorite Professional Athlete: "My favorite Professional Athlete is Stephen Curry. "

Favorite College Team: "Of course Wisconsin, but I am also a big Duke fan." 

Cumulative GPA: 3.535

Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against: "Shae Brey or Jamie Reit they both are going onto play Division 1 college basketball on full ride scholarships. They both just come out and give it their all, day in and day out. They were also my teammates on Team Wisconsin Basketball for the past two seasons."

Most Admired High School Teammate: "I have three teammates that I most Admire." 

Calee Legee – "I just love her drive on the court she a truly a team leader." 

Emily Ellis – "I have been playing basketball with Emily since grade school. We just know what each other is going to do on the court." 

Kristi Springer – "My little sister who has always played up with me. She never lets me down out on the court. I am going to miss playing with her next year."

College Plans: "Undecided where to go but going into PT or PA program. My plans are to either play college Volleyball or Basketball."

Activities Outside of Sports: "National Honor Society, Senior Class President, INTERACT, Freshman Mentor Program, S.A.D.D, LOA, Youth Volleyball Coach." 

I Find it Relaxing to: "I find it relaxing to listen to music and go to the gym to practice."

Favorite TV Show: "My three favorite TV shows are Friday Night Lights, One Tree Hill and Once Upon A Time."

Favorite Movie: "I really like the movie Benchwarmers it always shows that everyone has a place in sports."

Favorite Musical Artist: "My favorite Musical Artist is Trey Songz." 

Favorite Subject: "My two favorite subjects are Math and Science it will help me out in college when I start my major as either a PA or PT."

Favorite Restaurant: "My favorite restaurant is Noodle N Company. I love the Mac & Cheese."

Favorite Website: "I enjoy using Twitter and Instagram to keep up with my friends."

Other Family Members:  Damian, father; Wendy, mother, Kayla, older sister; Kristi, younger sister.

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