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FVA Student-Athlete Spotlight

FVA Spotlight: Kari Brekke, Appleton North Basketball and Track and Field

Name: Kari Brekke

School: Appleton North

Year in School: Junior

Sports: Basketball, Track and Field

Other school clubs/activities: DECA, Link Crew, NHS

Parents’ names: Jan and Sandia

Siblings’ names: Anders

Favorite aspect of your school: Having a variety of classes to choose from. I also enjoy being part of a student body with diverse backgrounds and interests.

If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? I participate in Inspire Sports which is a volunteer organization that builds leadership skills by having athletes share their passion with individuals who have special needs. My favorite aspect of this experience is seeing my partner smile and have the time of their life.

What is your favorite class? AP Chem

Who is your favorite teacher? Mr. Shadick

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? Keep on keeping on

Favorite youth coach: Dean Managan

Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Hortonville

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Lexi Schneider - Appleton East

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: Taking that first step on the Resch Center court last year when our team qualified for the state basketball tournament.

Favorite professional team: Green Bay Packers

Favorite professional athlete: Steve Nash

College or post-high school plans: Play collegiate basketball at an excellent academic university/college.

What is your desired major/career field? Pre-Med or Pre-Vet

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: My middle name is Yi-Shin and I was born in Phoenix, AZ.

What is at the top of your “bucket list?” Throwing a behind-the-back pass.

What is your dream job? Veterinarian

Favorite person to follow on Social Media: Alyssa Gruender

When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... Watching The Office with my good friend Callie Pohlman.

A non-athletic talent I have is…: Playing the piano and ukulele... and I can juggle.