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David Brooker, Appleton North

FVA Spotlight: David Brooker, Appleton North Cross Country and Tennis

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: David Brooker

School: Appleton North

Sports: Cross Country, Tennis

Other school clubs/activities: National Honor Society and League of Leaders

Parents’ names: Earl and Carol Brooker

Siblings’ names: Ben and Sarah Brooker

Favorite aspect of your school: The camaraderie is amazing, we all get along no matter our likes or dislikes, and everyone is very accepting. 

Favorite aspect about being involved in school activities: It's nice to be able to form bonds and friendships with teammates that grow over our four years together. 

If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? Inspire Sports Camps for children with special needs have definitely been the most rewarding to me. The happiness we bring to kids while doing something we love is unforgettable. Being able to bring a smile to someone's face when they get to do something they normally wouldn't is the coolest feeling. 

College or post-high school plans: Next year I will be attending Lawrence University. 

What is your desired major/career field? My intended majors are Government and Economics--Pre-law. 

What is your favorite class? AP Psych

Who is your favorite teacher? Mr. Ramponi

Favorite book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle 

Favorite youth coach: Dave Wilde 

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? ¨Never take anything for granted because there are people out there that would kill to be able to do what you do every day with relative ease. Think about that when you are tired and want to quit... People would give anything to be where you are and you want to quit because you're tired." 

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I'm a CYO all-star with sick range and the ability to post-up.   

Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Neenah High School - Nowhere else do they play the National Anthem before we play a match. 

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Alan Desai and Aron Kubiak (Neenah) 

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: State Tennis Tournament junior year and Cross Country Conference Race

Favorite professional team: Green Bay Packers

Favorite professional athlete: Rafael Nadal 

Favorite person to follow on Twitter: @_Ritzow he doesn't always tweet, but when he does they're fire.

A non-athletic talent I have is…: I dabble in the Fantasy Football game.