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: Shania Schibbelhut
School: Fond du Lac
Sports: Golf, Softball
Other school clubs/activities: Students Working As Teachers, Cardinal Singers, Ignition Mentoring, NHS
Parents’ names: Lynne and Marty Schibbelhut
Siblings’ names: Sydney and Shandra
Favorite aspect of your school: It is so large that there is an incredible amount of diversity, so I am exposed to so many different kinds of people. There is so much unusual and incredible talent that is discovered every day, and with a school this size, it is amazing to see what everyone can do.
Favorite aspect about being involved in school activities: I love getting to know so many different types of people. I get to meet and bond with people outside just my small circle of friends.
If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? It's not exactly community service, but in being a part of Cardinal Singers, I get to go Christmas caroling throughout various schools and places in my community. We sang for countless and countless hours having up to 5 performances a night. But seeing how happy it makes people and just knowing that the simplest things can make people happy or brighten their day makes all of the hard work and effort worth it.
College or post-high school plans: I will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the fall of 2015. I will not be playing any sports competitively, but will definitely keep them apart of my life through this next chapter by joining clubs or participating on intramural teams.
What is your desired major/career field? As of right now, my plan is to study in the field of psychology with the hopes of becoming a school psychologist for an elementary or middle school.
What is your favorite class? Leadership
Who is your favorite teacher? Mr. Schneider - Choir
Favorite book: The Summer I Turned Pretty
Favorite youth coach: Mrs. Olsen -Middle School Volleyball
What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? To never ever give up on the things you believe in. This was said not just about athletics, but about anything that happens in life in general. Also, to give more than 100% effort in everything you do. Again, not just in athletics, but in every aspect of life.
Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I have no idea how to do the laundry...but I'm working on it.
Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Appleton North
Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: Not one specifically, but all of the memories from the outstanding teammates I have been privileged to have met.
Favorite professional team: Green Bay Packers
Favorite professional athlete: Paula Creamer
Favorite person to follow on Twitter: Marty in the Morning @B1047vegas (love you dad!)
A non-athletic talent I have is…: Reading...Singing...Netflix