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Nya Karner, Oshkosh North

FVA Spotlight: Nya Karner, Oshkosh North Basketball, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field

Name: Nya Karner

School: Oshkosh North

Year in School: Senior

Sports: Basketball, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field

Other school clubs/activities: DARE, Superfans, Hispanic Honors, Polaris, Jazz Band, Lawrence Academy Wind Ensemble, Newspaper

Parents’ names: Julie and J Karner

Siblings’ names: Sonja

Favorite aspect of your school: Diverse class offerings

If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? Running with the Special Olympics track team in their unified relay

What is your favorite class? Adaptive Physical Education

Who is your favorite teacher? Yoda

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? That you would be amazed at what your body can accomplish when you set your mind to it

Favorite youth coach: Coach Joe Derenne

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: The Appleton North basketball team members are competitors that I look forward to matching up against; they are respectable athletes all the way around.

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: Doing the polar plunge twice in one day my junior year

Favorite professional team: Team USA

Favorite professional athlete: Erick Vigansky

College or post-high school plans: Swimming at St. Norbert College

What is your desired major/career field? Biology/genetic counseling

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: That I am training for the MMA

What is at the top of your “bucket list?” Discover the quagmiric and superfluous aquilinian obverse in the seventeenth dimension of integral calculus

What is your dream job? Owning and operating my own special needs ranch  

Favorite person to follow on Social Media: Lindsey Vonn

When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... Cooking and baking

A non-athletic talent I have is…: Cooking minute rice in 59 seconds