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Triple Threat of the Week: Becky Berth, Oconto

04/13/2017, 11:00am CDT
By Norbert Durst

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Triple Threat is an honor given on to the top senior boys and girls three sport athletes in the state.

Name: Becky Berth
School: Oconto 
Year: Senior 

Volleyball Honors: Four-year varsity letter winner for Coach Nancee Bucheger... assisted the Blue Devils to win three regional finals her freshman, sophomore and senior year.... second team all-Packerland Conference All-Around and voted team MVP as a senior...honorable mention all-conference Setter and voted team Most Improved as a junior...Voted team Rookie of the Year as a freshman.

Basketball Honors: Three-year varsity letterwinner for Coach Russ Young...honorable mention all-conference as a junior and senior...Team Captain as a senior...finished second on the team in scoring (8.9) and rebounding (5.8) per game as a senior. 

Softball Honors: Three-year varsity letter winner entering her senior year for Coach Jeremy Wusterbarth...assisted Oconto to the sectional finals her freshman and sophomore year and regional finals her junior year...unanimously selected Packerland Conference Player of the Year as a Junior...first team all-conference Pitcher as a junior and freshman...second team all-conference Pitcher as a sophomore... first team all-district as a junior and freshman... Green Bay Press Gazette second team all-area as a junior and freshman...Team MVP as a junior and Co-MVP as a sophomore...Team Coaches Award as a freshman... Team Captain as a senior and junior...Currently holds the Oconto Pitching records for: most strikeouts in a single-season (240); most single-season wins: (22); and highest winning percentage...committed to Minnesota State University-Moorhead. 

Favorite Sport: "Softball is my favorite sport. I've been playing softball since I was in elementary school. I remember watching the women's college world series and/or Team USA on TV and I was hooked. I knew at a young age that I definitely wanted to be a softball player. Softball isn't just about being able to throw a 65 mph fast ball or hitting the ball over the fence for a home run. lt takes many, many hours of practice to learn how to throw other pitches such as the screw ball, drop curve, and change up. It is so rewarding when you learn to throw the different pitches well and your opponents have no idea what pitch will be thrown next. Batting is also a lot of fun. I don't want to take anything away from hitting a home run over the fence but being able to put down a well placed bunt is totally awesome, especially when your opponent is least expecting it."

Best Part of High School Sports: "The best part of high school sports is spending time with friends doing activities that we enjoy. High school sports has allowed me to meet new people and create new friendships and lots of memories."

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "It takes no talent to hustle."

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "The most memorable moment of my high school sports is hitting my first home run as a freshman and not realizing the ball went over the fence. I stopped at second base because the field ump told me it was a ground rule double. Coach Wusterbarth teasingly called out to me from third base, 'Hey, do you not understand what a home run is?'"

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "Playing three sports has made me a stronger person, not only physically, but mentally.  I truly believe the skills and lessons that I have learned in one sport has helped me become a better player and teammate in all other sports and activities."

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "The toughest part of playing three sports is managing your time. At times it is a struggle to finish homework after a hard practice or a conference game in Gilbralter (a conference team which is approximately a 2 hour bus ride from Oconto). Wanting to improve my skills in volleyball, basketball, and softball, I've participated in multiple club sports throughout middle school and high school. At times this was a scheduling nightmare. There always seemed to be a conflict between the sports. I did not like disappointing my teammates or coaches because I could not participate in practice/games because I was participating in a different sporting event. I found that communication with my coaches/teammates is the key and in the end, it worked itself out."

Favorite Opponent: Kewaunee Storm

Favorite Professional Team: Green Bay Packers

Favorite Professional Athlete: Aaron Rodgers

Favorite College Team: Wisconsin Badgers

Cumulative GPA: 3.994

Toughest Individuals I've Competed Against: "Brooke Geier and Ellie Olsen from Kewaunee. They both are excellent athletes in volleyball, basketball, and softball."

Most Admired High School Teammate: "The teammate I most admire is Carlee Behnke. She encouraged me and supported me in volleyball, especially during my junior year when I transitioned from a hitter to becoming a setter. She truly understands the hard work and dedication it takes to achieve the goal of playing sports in college."

College Plans: "I plan to study Music Industry and play softball at Minnesota State University-Moorhead."

Activities Outside of Sports: "Concert and Jazz Band, Science Club, Math Team, Swimming, Rollerblading,  and Volunteering at the local Humane Society."

I Find It Relaxing To: "I find it relaxing to listen to music. I also enjoy playing the saxophone."

Favorite TV Show: Castle

Favorite Movie: Pitch Perfect

Favorite Musical Group: All Time Low

Favorite Subject: "Band is my favorite subject."

Favorite Restaurant: Brothers Three Pizza located in Oconto.

Favorite Website:

Other Family Members: "My parents are Susie and Jeff Berth and I have one sister, Robyn, and a brother-in-law, Jordon.  I have two cats, Ellie Mae and Dipsy." 

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