Editor’s note: Following are the two athletes nominated by their school for Gannett Central Wisconsin Media’s High School Sports Awards. The top male and female athletes of the year will be announced May 6, along with the coaches and teams of the year.
Parents: Paul & Shannon Huettner
Academic Honors: Academic letter from both SPASH (freshman) and Iola (sophomore, junior and senior); Salutatorian with a GPA of 3.99
Advice to an athlete: No matter how bad things seem, never ever give up, believe in yourself and your teammates, great things happen when least expected, and never forget, hard work beats talent, when talent isn’t working hard.
Junior letters, honors: Volleyball (captain), hockey (honorable mention all-conference, captain), softball (first team all-conference).
Senior letters, honors: Volleyball (honorable mention all-conference, captain), hockey (honorable mention all-conference, captain), softball (captain).
Parents: Kyle and Jackie Fischer
Academic honors earned: Four-year High Honor student.
Advice to an athlete: Work hard and listen to your coaches and mentors. Doing this will only make you better.
Inspiration: My dad is probably my inspiration during my sports career. He constantly pushes me to be a better athlete and teammate.
College plans: UW-Platteville for Agricultural Business Management/Crop and Soil Science.
Senior letters, honors: Basketball, baseball.