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Ann Klapperich was a three-sport standout at Fond du Lac High School in basketball, softball and volleyball before graduating in 1994. She starred in basketball at the University of Wisconsin where she was part of a school-record 78 victories and still ranks ninth in Badgers' history in career scoring. Here is an update of her accomplishments and where she is now:
Undergraduate College Attended: University of Wisconsin - Madison
Academic Major: BA, Communication Arts
Graduate College Attended (if applicable): Southeast Missouri State University
Graduate Degrees Earned (if applicable): MS. Athletic Adminstration
Current Residence: Royal Palm Beach, FL
Current Career: Physical Education Teacher, Dept. Chairperson
List Any Previous Careers of Note: Professional Basketball Player (Coimbra, Portugal), Assistant Women's Basketball Coach (Southeast Missouri State University)
Family (list spouse and children, including ages of children): Anita Pike
List any community organizations, hobbies or activities you are involved in: CAAA, Inc, Board Member, All Hands and Hearts Volunteer, Team Rubicon Volunteer
What sports do you participate in now? Ice Hockey
What game/event against an FVA opponent stands out in your memory and why? Playing in the Menasha Fieldhouse my junior year, the stands were packed and students made signs. I will always remember what the signs said, "We've got the cure for the Klapp" and others had my face on a popsicle stick with the no symbol over it. A Menasha fan gave me their sign with my face on it after the game. It was a close game full of excitement and a great win for our team.
Who was your favorite athlete you competed against in the FVA? Shelly Dietz, Menasha
Who was your favorite FVA team to compete against? Kimberly
What makes you most proud of your high school? The infectious school spirit has had a lasting impression on me as well as the community support for Fond du Lac's extra-curricular activities.
Quote: "The FVA was an extremely competitive conference regardless of the sport during my tenure. On any given night a team could get beat because of the high caliber programs built by outstanding coaches, players and support staff. The difficulty level of the FVA required me to put in extra time to elevate my game in order to be successful and for that I am grateful."