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Av Osero, Neenah

FVA Spotlight: Av Osero, Neenah Swimming and Diving

Name: Av Osero

School: Neenah

Year in School: Senior

Sports: Swimming and Diving

Parents’ names: Lori and Dan Osero

Siblings’ names: Danny Osero

Favorite aspect of your school: My favorite aspect of my school are the legacies left behind by previous athletes. Neenah is full of achievements, and seeing the awards displayed throughout the school gives me the drive to work harder. 

What is your favorite class? Chemistry

Who is your favorite teacher? Mrs. Pacolt

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? "The winner of the competition is not the best diver, it is the diver that handles the stress the best." -Tim Foulks

Favorite youth coach: Tim Foulks

Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Appleton West, because they always hold a great meet with great athletes. 

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Bailey Schroeder, Neenah. She is my teammate and we always work together to push each other to succeed. 

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: My favorite memory is winning a bet with my coach. My freshman year, my coach told me if I win the state meet I could push him in the pool. After winning the state meet three times, I finally pushed Coach Tim Foulks in the pool after winning my Senior Conference meet. All my teammates and friends were there to witness the fun.   

Favorite professional team: Team USA

Favorite professional athlete: Kassidy Cook

College or post-high school plans: I plan to attend the University of Iowa, which gives me the opportunity to dive in the BIG 10. 

What is your desired major/career field? I want to major in biology for pre-med. 

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I quit swimming lessons as a kid because I was afraid of the water slide. 

What is at the top of your “bucket list?” Skydiving in Hawaii

What is your dream job? I would like to become a trauma surgeon or an emergency room doctor. 

Favorite person to follow on Social Media: I like to follow diving accounts on social media, they post about professional athletes and their successes. As well as their "smacks" on the water. 

When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... at the gym, or at friends' houses making the most of my sparse free time.

 A non-athletic talent I have is…: I can handle stressful situations very easily.