Girls Athlete of the Week: Alisha Stemper, Foley

Girls Athlete of the Week: Alisha Stemper, Foley

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Girls Athlete of the Week: Alisha Stemper, Foley

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* Year in school/sport: Senior on the Falcons’ girls swimming and diving team.
* Highlights: Stemper won the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes, 25.02 seconds and was a member of the winning 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams in helping Foley win the Granite Ridge Conference title, its first conference victory in the program’s history.
* What has competing in athletics taught you? “It’s taught me how to be a leader and to take things for what they are. You don’t always do your best, but you always try your hardest. If you try your hardest, that’s all that matters.”
* What’s your most memorable high school moment? “Probably breaking the school record in the 200 IM at sections in Sauk Rapids last year (2:21.95).
* What’s your pre-meet routine? “I listen to music and just focus. I think my race out in my head. And I think about how I’d like to finish.”
* What’s your most embarrassing high school moment? “I’d have to think about that one.”
* Favorite food: Spaghetti. “I like lots of food. I eat like it’s my job. But if I had to pick just one, it would be spaghetti.”
* Favorite movie: Thirteen Going On 30.
* Favorite TV show: Survivor.
* Favorite Web site: Facebook.
* What are your post-high-school plans? “I’d like to go to college and I’ve applied a few places, but I’m still undecided.” She’s thinking about a business major.
* What’s next? Foley prepares for the Section 5A meet Nov. 9-10 at Grand Rapids. Stemper was a part of the 400 freestyle relay team that qualified for state last year.
— Tom Elliott
To nominate someone, send e-mails to telliott@stcloudtimes.com.

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