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Triple Threat of the Week: Aleah Grundahl, DeForest

02/14/2019, 11:15am CST
By Norbert Durst

Name: Aleah Ann Grundahl 
School: DeForest 
Year: Senior 

Volleyball Honors: Three-year letterwinner for coach Scott Schumann and the Norskies... voted team captain as a senior... 

Basketball Honors: Four-year letterwinner for coach Jerry Schwenn and the Norskies... named most improved as a freshman... team MVP as a sophomore and junior... first-team all-Badger North as a sophomore and junior... captain award as a junior... averaging 16.2 points per game for the Norkies, who are 14-7 overall so far this season... nearly 1,000 career points... committed to UW-Whitewater... 

Softball Honors: Enters her senior year as a three-year letterwinner for co-coaches Lori Grundahl and Jerry Schwenn (her mom and uncle)... has helped the Norskies captures three consecutive Badger-North Conference titles... hit .416 as a junior and was voted most improved... 

Favorite Sport (and why): "Basketball because I have played it all my life. All of my coaches and teammates have really shaped me into the person and player I am today. I have been blessed to be apart of successful teams. I have had coaches in the summer and during high school season that care a lot about me and push me to be better."

Best Part of High School Sports (and why): "I appreciate that I am given the opportunity to represent our community through sports and I am very competitive and love to compete in games. My teammates!"  

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "Every Wednesday we are inspired through our leadership sessions by all of our coaches. Coach Schwenn has said many things to me throughout high school but definitely just being able to still believe in me no matter the situation and wanting me to become a better player and person each day."

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "Beating Waunakee my senior year at home by a buzzer-beater and then at their place by 10."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "Meeting new people and coaches, learning time management and many other skills such as organization and communication. Also being able to experience moments with your teammates and coaches positive and negative. Being able to represent my community through sports."  

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "Getting enough sleep and having energy to do homework."  

Favorite Opponent (and why): "Waunakee because we have been rivals for years and the environment when we play each other is like a sectional game no matter where it is hosted. Being on the court with my cousin Maddie Farnsworth for four years always makes the games more fun. I prefer to play with her than against her though."   

Favorite Professional Team: Golden State Warriors 

Favorite Professional Athlete: Giannis Antetokounmpo 

Favorite College Team: Wisconsin Badgers 

Cumulative GPA: 3.4

Toughest Individual You’ve Competed Against (and why): "McKenna Warnock because she is very good on both ends of the floor and when most teams play Monona Grove, she is the one we have to stop." 

Most Admired High School Teammate (and why): "Jaylee Grundahl my sister, I played with her for two years.  I learned how to play defense from her. McKenna Minick she is a true leader and helped my transition to playing varsity as a freshman, she now in on the coaching staff in DeForest."

College Plans: "Go to UW-Whitewater to study Early Childhood education and continue playing basketball." 

Activities Outside of Sports: "Spending time with family and friends, boating and spending time on the water or in my aunt’s pool."

I Find it Relaxing to: "Listen to music and take a nap." 

Favorite TV Show: Riverdale

Favorite Movie: The Grinch that Stole Christmas

Favorite Musical Artists: Kane Brown, Drake 

Favorite Subject: Math

Favorite Restaurant: Culver's

Favorite Website: Amazon

Other Family Members: Mom (Lori), Dad (Todd), Sister (Jaylee), Brothers (Trace and Tucker)

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