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James Donnellan, Neenah

FVA Spotlight: James Donnellan, Neenah Cross Country and Swimming and Diving

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: James Donnellan

School: Neenah

Sports: Cross Country, Swimming and Diving

Parents’ names: James and Anne

Siblings’ names: Molly and Caelainn

Favorite aspect of your school: Our school spirit and the students' support of each other both in and out of the classroom.

Favorite aspect about being involved in school activities: Friendships built and the element of competition

College or post-high school plans: Study athletic training or kinesiology in college and compete in college athletics

What is your desired major/career field? Kinesiology or Athletic Training

What is your favorite class? Human Biology

Who is your favorite teacher? Mr. Schettle

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? Never set your goals too high and always set challenges for yourself.

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I didn't start swimming until my sophomore year, I played hockey up until then.

Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Appleton North

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Ryan Revolinski Oshkosh North

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: My senior year of our Conference swim meet

Favorite professional team: Chicago Blackhawks

Favorite professional athlete: Derek Toomey

Favorite person to follow on Twitter: Kyle Hrubecky

A non-athletic talent I have is…: Helping others, particularly with my work through the YMCA