Maria Fruechte - Caledonia High School
Sports Competed in: Volleyball, Basketball, Track, Olympic Weightlifting
Athletic Awards and Accomplishments (include winter and spring sports of 11 – 12 school year, and fall sports of 12 – 13 school year):
Volleyball – starting middle hitter, letter winner, Team Captain, 3 Rivers Conference champions, Sub-section champions, Section 1AA runners-up, 3 Rivers Conference All-Conference selection, Winona Daily News All-Area first team, La Crosse Tribune All-Area first team, Distinguished Academic Achievement Award (3.6-4.0 GPA)
Basketball – Team Captain, 3 Rivers Conference selection, Athletic – Academic All Conference, Distinguished Academic Achievement Award (3.6-4.0 GPA). Awarded Most Valuable Player of the Year, Work Ethic Award, Best Attitude Award and Defensive Player of the Year Award (voted on by her teammates)
Track – Conference champ in the 100m dash, 2nd place in 200m dash in the conference. Sub-section champion in the 100m dash, 2nd place in 200m dash. Distinguished Academic Achievement Award (3.6-4.0 GPA).
Weightlifting: National champion – 04, 05, 07, 08, 09, 11. In 2010, 3rd place in Junior Nationals.
Volleyball: Starting middle hitter, 3 Rivers Conference All Conference selection. Distinguished Academic Achievement Award. Led her team to a second place finish at the Class AA State Tournament, where she was selected: All State, Class AA All Tournament team, Academic All State. AVCA Under Armor All-American Honorable Mention, Winona Daily News player of the year, LaCrosse Tribune player of the year. Set a school record for kills in a season with 443. School's all time kill leader with 1088 career kills. Recorded 783 digs, 178 blocks, 84 ace serves in her career. Awards chosen by her teammates: Most Dedicated, Hardest Worker and Most Valuable.
Sports Idol: Peyton Manning
Favorite Sports Memory: Making it to state and playing in the state championship in volleyball my senior year
Future Plans: Attend Iowa State University and play on the volleyball team. I plan to study Physical Therapy
Favorite Quote: Be so happy that when others see you, they become happy too.
Non Athletic Activities Accomplishments and Awards: National Honor Society selection. Letterperson's Club member
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