Paul and Kathy Frey.
Freshman letters, honors: Swimming (most improved), soccer (hustle award).
Sophomore letters, honors: Swimming, soccer.
Junior letters, honors: Swimming (MVP), soccer (top defensive award).
Senior letters, honors: Swimming (captain, Tiger Award), soccer.
During my high school career I have been involved in many academic activities along with athletics. I have been on the Honor Roll each semester, and am a member of National Honors Society. I have participated in Solo and Ensemble all four years participating in 21 district events and 18 state events. This winter I also participated in the Elks Constitution Test taking first place allowing me to advance to the State test.
In the past four years I have completed over 450 hours of volunteer work at various clubs and organizations. The majority of my time has been spent with the YMCA 4K program helping prepare projects for the students. I have also helped set up the lights displays for the Rotary Winter Wonderland. I have volunteered at Brat Fry’s for both Webster 4H and the High School Swim Team, as well as many other community events.
Attending UW-Platteville. I plan on participating in a variety of clubs and sports while majoring in engineering. I have been accepted into the College of Engineering and the Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Society. In my future I look forward to solving real life problems and applying the knowledge I will gain in school. Engineering has always been a vital career to developing the world, and I aspire to be a part of the next age of technological advances.
Favorite sports memory:
My favorite High School sports memory was Nov. 3, 2012, at the sectional swim meet in Hudson. It was the last meet of my last season and I knew it was my last chance to break a school record. Earlier in the meet I had been 5 hundredths of a second away from breaking the 50-yard freestyle school record and I was determined to break the record for the 100-yard freestyle. Before stepping up to the blocks I took a deep breath, stretched out and prepared myself mentally. Our names were announced and we stepped up onto the blocks. We were called to take our marks and then the buzzer sounded. The race was a blur of kicking and stoking, turn after turn focusing on going faster than ever before. I leaned into the wall for a forceful finish. Next I turned to see the scoreboard. Three times I had to look in between the score board and my lane to make sure that I was in the right lane. I had broken the school record. I crawled out of the pool, tears streaming down my face, and waved to my family in the stands.
Advice to an athlete:
Never give up, work hard and do your best. I have found that hard work brings about the most success. I first began swimming my freshman year in high school and was the slowest member on the team, but by working my hardest at practice every day and swimming and weight lifting outside of season I was able to become a better swimmer and a more accomplished athlete. Outside of the pool, I found that it is also important to be a good team mate. As a four-year varsity soccer player I learned the importance of getting along with teammates and playing as a cohesive unit. While improving yourself you are also able to improve others especially in a team sport. By working hard and being the best you can be, you help bring out the best in others as well.
My inspiration for swimming came from my stepfather, Paul Frey. During his senior year of high school he broke a school record and went to state for the 200 medley relay. His record still stands today and can be seen on the record board on the pool deck. Paul gave me the initial push to join the swim team and has been to almost every meet during my swimming career. At my first meet at the high school, Paul pulled me aside and looked at the board and told me, “It’s your turn to have your name up there.” From that meet and on I was determined to get my name on the record board up by his, and at my last meet I completed this goal, and my name is now up by his for all to see.