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FVA Student-Athlete Spotlight

FVA Spotlight: Austin Henderson, Neenah Cross Country, Swimming and Diving and Track and Field

Name: Austin Henderson

School: Neenah

Year in School: Senior

Sports: Cross Country, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field

Other school clubs/activities: SALT (Student Activities Leadership Team), National Honors Society

Parents’ names: Amy and Jason Henderson

Siblings’ names: Bryce Henderson

Favorite aspect of your school: Positive atmosphere around our sports teams and club throughout the school year

If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? I’ve volunteered at the Fox Cities Marathon with my Neenah Cross Country teammates. We set up and manage a water station for the runners, and it is always very rewarding to see so many people accomplish their goal of finishing a half or full marathon.

What is your favorite class? Environmental Biology

Who is your favorite teacher? Mr. Krueger

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? Focus on the process, not the result. It’s easy to get caught up in chasing your goals, but it’s more beneficial to enjoy every experience you have and to focus on learning how to get better each and every day.

Favorite youth coach: Melissa Wolf (Club Team swim coach)

Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Fond du Lac

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Logan Salzmann (Kimberly)

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: Winning the 2018 State Cross Country Meet as a team.

Favorite professional team: Milwaukee Bucks

Favorite professional athlete: Michael Phelps

College or post-high school plans: Attend college and compete in Cross Country/Track

What is your desired major/career field? Management, Business

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I enjoy playing Ping Pong

What is at the top of your “bucket list?” Travel Europe and visit every US state

What is your dream job? Movie Director

Favorite person to follow on Social Media: Rafael Nadal

When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... Playing basketball in my driveway

A non-athletic talent I have is…: I can fall asleep anywhere