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Triple Threat of the Week: Kate Christian, New London

11/02/2018, 6:15pm CDT
By Norbert Durst

Name: Kate Christian
School: New London 

Tennis: Four-year performer for coach Sarah Flohr and the Bulldogs... honorable mention all-Bay as a freshman... first-team all-conference as sophomore, junior and senior... team captain as a junior and senior... named team MVP as a sophomore, junior and senior.. state qualifier as a junior.. Post Crescent all-area as a junior... 

Basketball: Enters her senior year as a three-year letterwinner for coach Troy Krause and the Bulldogs... earned honorable mention all-Bay as a sophomore... named first-team all-league as a junior... team captain as a sophomore and junior year... team MVP as a junior... averaged 13.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game as a junior... 41 made three-pointers as a junior... 780 career points... 

Softball: Enters her senior year as a three-year varsity performer as an outfielder for the Bulldogs... member of state qualifying team as a freshman and sophomore, coached by Tony Porath... team defensive player as a sophomore... named first-team all-Bay as a sophomore and junior... team offensive player of the year and MVP as a junior...   

Favorite Sport (and why): "I would say that my favorite sport is basketball. While I love all three sports I play, I just always find myself looking forward to the basketball season. The feeling of taking the court with my team for a big game is one like no other."

Best Part of High School Sports (and why): "I think the best part of high school sports is meeting new people. With each sport I play I get to meet new people and make new friends. Without sports I would not have had the opportunity to get to know some people who are now some of my best friends."

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "One of my coaches told me that if I want people to follow, then I need to be the example."

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "My most memorable sports moment in high school was my sophomore year, when we were playing Turner in the State Semi-Final game. I was playing centerfield, and I made a diving catch at the warning track to end the inning. I remember getting up and realizing that I actually caught it, and my few of my teammates ran all the way out by me to congratulate me on the catch. We still ended up losing that game, but it was still a great experience. The WIAA instagram page posted a video of the catch too so that was cool."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "The best part about playing three sports is that I am always getting something different with each sport, whether it be different teammates and coaches, or being able to use a different skill set. It’s nice to have that switch because it keeps me from getting stuck in the same grind everyday."

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "The toughest part of playing three sports is that I am always busy, and it can hard to balance school, homework, practices, and games, while still having time to do things outside of school and sports. I don’t mind being busy, but the breaks between sports is definitely a nice time to relax a little bit, and get ready for the next sport."

Favorite Opponent (and why): "My favorite opponent in basketball is Shawano. It is always a good game, a fun atmosphere, and very competitive."
Favorite Professional Team: Milwaukee Brewers

Favorite Professional Athlete: Christian Yelich

Favorite College Team: Wisconsin Badgers Men’s Basketball team

Cumulative GPA: 3.948

Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against (and why): "Marie Major (Brookfield Academy tennis) because I played her at sectionals my junior and senior year, and she beat me both times. Both matches were long and close, and one even went into a tiebreak. We were very similarly matched, and those two matches were very important because whoever won went to state."

Most Admired High School Teammate (and why): "A high school teammate that I looked up to and admired was Leah Porath. I had the privilege to play with her my freshman and sophomore years in both basketball and softball. She was not only a great player, but she was also a great leader. She was someone I felt like I could always count on in and outside of sports."

College Plans: "I plan to attend a four year school, where I will be majoring in either Business or Design. I am still unsure of what school I want to attend."

Activities Outside of Sports: "I have a summer job as a camp counselor at a local day camp for kids ages 4-14, called Camp Hatten. I also enjoy golfing with my friends and family, going dirt biking with my brother, and hunting and fishing with my dad and my brother."

I Find it Relaxing to: I find it relaxing to do puzzles.

Favorite TV Show: One Tree Hill

Favorite Movie: Norbit

Favorite Musical Artist: Fergie

Favorite Subject: "My favorite subject is science, but my favorite class this year is SEM (School of Enterprise Marketing) because it is a project based class, and it allows me to work on a project that interest me."

Favorite Restaurant: Culver’s

Favorite Website: "Eastbay and Finish Line because I love buying and looking at shoes to add to my shoe collection."

Other Family Members: Mom - Karrie, Dad - Ted, and Brother - Sam (21)

 

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