Prep Profile: Shelby Otto

Prep Profile: Shelby Otto

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Prep Profile: Shelby Otto

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Nickname: Shelbs

Sports Shelby competes in: Basketball, volleyball, track

All-time team sports achievement: “Winning conference in basketball last year.”

All-time individual achievement: “Being named POY of the Olympian Conference last year in basketball.”

No. 1 athletic goal: “Win state (in basketball).”

Shelby’s thoughts: “I think my role on this team is a leadership role. I like to encourage my teammates and push all of us to do the best that we can.”

Coach Paul Ourada’s thoughts: “She is the heart and core, whatever she does. If she’s not scoring a lot, she draws double teams. Defensively, she’s averaging seven blocks a game. We just funnel things towards her. That helps everyone else on the floor.”

Shelby’s favorites

* Sport: Basketball

* Pro/college athlete: Kendra Suttles

* Pro/college team: Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers

* Song of all time: “Wild at Heart,” by Gloriana

* TV show: “The Middle”

* Movie: “The Breakfast Club”

* Class: English

* Food: Mashed potatoes

* Saying or piece of advice: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”

* Hobby: “Reading”

What if …

* You could be any celebrity on earth for a week. Who would it be? Jennifer Lawrence

* You could listen to a song minutes before the biggest athletic event of your life to get you hyped. What would it be? “Till I Collapse,” by Eminem

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

Quick Q&A

* Who inspires you most? “My parents.”

* What is your dream vacation destination? Italy.

* Who’s the toughest opponent you have ever faced? Madison and Mackenzie Wolf from Sheboygan North.

* What do you want to do for a living? “I want to be a physical therapist.”

* Why are sports important to you? “Sports are important to me because when you’re on the court (or track) nothing else matters, you can just forget about everything. It’s just you doing something you love with your teammates who share that passion with you.”

* Which Facebook friend has the most interesting status updates and best photos? Kimmy Guns

* What’s your strength as a person? “I’m a team player, determined, and very passionate about whatever I set my mind on.”

* What do you still need to work on? “Keeping my confidence up and being able to work around the defense better when I’m double teamed.”

* Do you have any pre-game rituals? “Take a nap, pray, and right before the tip I slap my knee (and my team does it along with me, which is like the sweetest thing ever).”

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