Parents: Jon and Mary Pagel
High School: Almond-Bancroft
Freshman letters, honors: Track and field (letter)
Sophomore letters, honors: Football (letter), basketball (letter), track and field (letter)
Junior letters, honors: Football (second-team all-conference, letter), basketball (second-team all-conference, letter), track and field (letter)
Other Sports/Accolades: Basketball team’s “Most Improved Player Award,” set school record in 3,200 relay.
Senior letters, honors: Football (second-team all-conference, letter, captain), track and field (letter)
Other Sports/Accolades: Set school records for: Touchdown passes in a season (previously held by my coach Andrew Bradley), extra points converted in a game, extra points converted in a season, and most 3-pointers in a game.
Academic honors: Honor student on A/B honor roll. Member of the National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl team and Academic Decathlon team.
Volunteer work: Almond-Bancroft Student Council and the Almond Lions Club.
Favorite sports memory: In my senior year of basketball, I broke the school record with eight 3-pointers in a single game. The record was previously held by my brother, Jon Ross, who had seven in a game his junior year.
Advice to an athlete: Take advantage of every moment you have to get better in a sport. When you graduate, you will look back and think about every time you could have improved yourself. Never be satisfied.
Inspiration: My brother, Jon Ross. My brother broke many school records and received high honors for his academic and athletic achievements. I look up to him for excelling as a student and an athlete. My goal is to leave Almond-Bancroft with as much respect as he gained for himself.
College plans: UW-La Crosse for human biology