Prep Profile: Danelle Buck

Prep Profile: Danelle Buck

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Prep Profile: Danelle Buck

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Nickname

“D” or “Buck”

Sport Danelle competes in

Basketball, track and field

All-time team sports achievement

“Beating St. Mary Central at home this year.”

All-time individual achievement

“Being named 1st-team all-Olympian Conference last year and reaching my milestone of scoring 1000 points this year.”

No. 1 athletic goal

“Advancing several rounds into the WIAA tournament this year.”

Danelle’s thoughts

“As a team, we have really come together this year and have improved a lot. We all have our ups and downs, but we get through them together.”

Coach Dan Wagner’s thoughts

“Danelle is a positive person. Danelle never gives up. She faces any challenge you send her way. That makes her a great leader. Others see her persevere through her challenges every night. Danelle believes she can do anything on a basketball court and that helps the confidence of those around her.”

Danelle’s favorites

* Sport: Basketball

* Pro/college athlete: Keifer Sykes and Julie Wojta

* Pro/college team: UW-Green Bay

* Musical artist or group: Rascal Flatts

* Song of all time: “Hall of Fame” by The Script

* TV show: “Chicago Fire”

* Movie: “The Blind Side”

* Class: Pre-Calculus

* Food: Peanut

Butter

* Saying or piece of advice: “The moment you’re ready to quit is usually the moment right before the miracle happens. Don’t give up.”

* Hobby: Spending time with family

What if …

* You could be any celebrity on earth for a week. Who would it be? “I’ve never really thought about it. I guess I’m just happy being me.”

* You could listen to a song minutes before the biggest athletic event of your life to get you hyped. What would it be? “Heart of a Champion” by Nelly

* You could meet one famous person, a non-athlete, who would it be? Jennifer Aniston

Quick Q&A

* Who inspires you most? My sister D’Ann

* What is your dream vacation destination? Jamaica

* Who’s the toughest opponent you have ever faced? “The Chilton Tigers, three years ago.”

* What’s your No. 1 pet peeve? “When people stare.”

* What do you want to do for a living? “Have a job that I enjoy and am able to help people at the same time.”

* Why are sports important to you? “They allow me to do something i enjoy and have fun doing. They’ve taught me dedication and hard work.”

* Which Facebook friend has the most interesting status updates and best photos? Kiara Krogh

* What’s your strength as a person? “Never giving up.”

* What do you still need to work on? “Becoming a more confident leader.”

* Do you have any pre-game rituals? “I pray before every game.”

* Top person you follow, or would follow, on Twitter? Mackenzie Powers

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