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Nicole Gietzel, Fond du Lac

FVA Spotlight: Nicole Gietzel, Fond du Lac Cross Country, Volleyball, Basketball and Track and Field

Each week during the 2014-15 year beginning in late October, the Fox Valley Association will feature two student-athletes (one male and one female) from one of its 10 schools for a "Student-Athlete Spotlight" Q & A segment. The segments will be posted every Tuesday and Thursday and individuals are selected by the school.

Name: Nicole Gietzel

School: Fond du Lac

Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Field, Volleyball

Other school clubs/activities: Ignition Mentoring

Parents’ names: Steve and Amy

Siblings’ names: Ally and Zack

Favorite aspect of your school: The amount of opportunities our large high school gives us both in sports and academics.

Favorite aspect about being involved in school activities: All the close friends I have made being a part of a team, playing three sports in the last four years. 

If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? My basketball team volunteered at a nursing home and I volunteered at a mission trip to help feed the hungry. It feels good to help others less fortunate. 

College or post-high school plans: I plan on attending a 4 year university, but I haven't made a final decision yet. I'm hoping to participate in both basketball and track & field in college. 

What is your desired major/career field? I'm currently thinking about pursuing a degree in psychology and working towards a masters degree to be a guidance counselor.

What is your favorite class? Gym and Lunch :)

Who is your favorite teacher? Mrs. Linde

Favorite book: The Blindside

Favorite youth coach: My Dad!

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? Never give up and always follow your dreams. Always do the best that you can.

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I'm afraid of butterflies

Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Neenah. I love their fieldhouse and I always seem to have good games when we play there.

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Any of my teammates I have played AAU basketball with over the years.

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: All the team bonding activities outside of practice.

Favorite professional team: Oklahoma City Thunder

Favorite professional athlete: LeBron James and Rajon Rondo

Favorite person to follow on Twitter: Any athletic accounts

A non-athletic talent I have is…: Riding extreme rollercoasters