Mike and Sara Hrdina
Freshman letters, honors: Cross country, track and field (state qualifier in both).
Sophomore letters, honors: Cross country (state qualifier), basketball, track and field (state qualifier, Die Hard award).
Junior letters, honors: Cross country (state qualifier), basketball, track and field (state qualifier in three relays).
Senior letters, honors: Cross country (state qualifier), basketball, track and field.
National Honor Society; Gold Award for Wausau West Academics (4.0 GPA); valedictorian; Academic All-State Cross country all four years; WIAA Scholar-Athlete Nominee; Uthrotar for Wausau Rotary; Herb Kohl Scholarship Finalist; Strasser and Yde Student Athlete of the Week.
Aspirus Wausau Hospital NICU volunteer, D.A.R.E. presenter, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure volunteer, Literacy Movement with the Wausau Boys and Girls Club, Trick or Can Food Drive with the Salvation Army, youth athletic camp volunteer, Red Cross Blood Drive volunteer, Trinity Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School volunteer, Wausau School District Fun Run volunteer, Aspirus Heart of Winter event volunteer.
Attend Marquette University as a member of the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program with undergraduate major exercise physiology.
Favorite sports memory:
Getting on the WIAA Division state podium with a third-place finish with my 3,200-meter relay team my junior year. It was our goal to get up there from day one and I will never forget the hard work we put in and the memories I have made with those three girls.
Advice to an athlete:
The work you put in is directly related to the success you get out. Always push yourself to your highest potential and make your teammates better along the way. A positive attitude will always make a huge difference.
The teammates I have grown close to have always been my biggest inspiration. If nothing else, I would always want to give my all for them because I know that they would do the same for me.