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Triple Threat of the Week: Allyson Nelson, Brookwood

11/16/2017, 2:00pm CST
By Norbert Durst

Brookwood's Allyson Nelson

Name: Allyson Nelson
School: Brookwood
Year: Senior

Basketball Honors: Four-year varsity performer for the Falcons... unanimous first team all-conference as a junior... first team all-conference as a sophomore... scored her 1,000th career point on February 6, 2017.... finished 10th in the state in scoring as a junior with 23.9 points per game... 

Track & Field Honors: Enters her senior year as a three-year varsity letterwinner for co-coaches Steve Nelson and Heidi Maurhoff... conference champion in the Discus and 800M as a freshman, sophomore, and junior... conference track & field athlete of the year as a freshman... regional champion in Discus and 800M in each of her first three years... regional champion in 400M as a junior... state qualifier in Discus and 800M as a freshman, sophomore, and junior... qualified for state meet in 1600M as a freshman.... state qualifier in 4x400 relay as a sophomore... state qualifier in 400M as a sophomore and junior... 

Cross Country Honors: Named Scenic Bluffs all-conference as a freshman and junior for coach Mindy Waddell and the Falcons... state qualifier as a freshman... 

Favorite Sport (and why): "Basketball – I’ve played since I was in first grade, and because I never get tired of it. I could play it all the time."

Best Part of High School Sports: "Meeting people from other schools."

Best Advice from a High School Coach: “Run until you drop”

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "Scoring 1,000 points, and standing on the podium for discus at state."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "I never get bored and I’m always active."

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "Managing school and my free time."

Favorite Opponent: "Cashton – local rivalry and I enjoy playing them."

Favorite Professional Team: Green Bay Packers

Favorite Professional Athlete: Aaron Rodgers

Favorite College Team: Wisconsin Badgers

Cumulative GPA: 4.0

Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against: "Ashley Lockington (Bangor) in track & field." 

Most Admired High School Teammate: "My cousin Briana Nelson."

College Plans: Undecided – pre/med

Activities Outside of Sports: "Hunting, and hanging with friends."

I Find it Relaxing to: Sleep

Favorite TV Show: One Tree Hill

Favorite Movie: Divergent

Favorite Musical Artist: Taylor Swift

Favorite Subject: Math

Favorite Restaurant: Buffalo Wild Wings

Favorite Website: 

Other Family Members: Mom, Karla; Dad, Steve; Sister, Meghan 

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