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Male High School Athlete of the Year: Matt Thomas

Matt Thomas

School: Onalaska High School

Sports Competed In: Basketball and Golf

Athletic Awards and Accomplishments:

-WBY Shootout All-Tournament Team 2012-13
-Timberwolves Shootout All-Star Team 2013
-Top Performer Midwest Area Classic 2013
-NY2LA All Start Team and MVP 2013
-Onalaska Boys Basketball MVP 2012-13
-2013 Coaches Association Div. 2 All State/Unanimous Selection
-2013 Associated Press First Team All State
-2013 MVC Boys Basketball Player of the Year
-Onalaska School Scoring Record-50 pts.-Jan. 2013
-2012 Nominated La Crosse Tribune Sportsperson of the Year
-American Family Insurance National 3-Point Championship
-Nominated for 2013 McDonald's All Star Game
-Wisconsin Sports Network Top Senior Shooter 2013/Unanimous selection
-Member of the State qualifying Boys Golf Team-Onalaska Golf Team

Sports Idol: Kobe Bryant

Favorite Sports Memory: Favorite sports memory is playing high school basketball with my brother Tony-that alone will always be a favorite memory.  Winning the state tournament my junior year will always hold a special place in my heart and always be one of my BEST memories of my high school basketball career.

Future Plans: I will continue my education at Iowa State where I am studying business.  I will continue playing Div. 1 basketball for Coach Hoiberg and the Cyclones.

Favorite Quote: "I can do all things." Stephen Curry

Non Athletic Activities, Accomplishments, and Awards:
-FBLA State Leadership Conference
-2013 La Crosse Tribune Xtra Effort Award Nominee
-OHS Dancing with the Stars Champion
-Student of the Month-OHS
-Volunteering with youth basketball camps and clinics
-Helping to referee youth sports in Onalaska/La Crosse area

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