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Meghan Gruse, Oshkosh North

FVA Spotlight: Meghan Gruse, Oshkosh North Basketball, Golf and Soccer

Name: Meghan Gruse

School: Oshkosh North

Year in School: Senior

Sports: Basketball, Golf, Soccer

Other school clubs/activities: Student Council, Adaptive PE, Link Crew

Parents’ names: Wendy and CJ Gruse

Siblings’ names: Hunter and Madeline Gruse

Favorite aspect of your school: Being able to see my friends

If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? In my Communities class, I have the opportunity to be involved in the planning and implementation of the Veteran's Day Assembly and reception. This is a huge event at our school that is put on every year. We welcome many Veterans and their families. It is very intriguing to listen to the Veterans tell their stories. My grandpa is a Marine and comes every year.  It is very rewarding to be a part of this very special day to honor these Veterans!

What is your favorite class? Math

Who is your favorite teacher? Richard Leib

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? "Play like you're the biggest girl on the court"

Favorite youth coach: Coach Sonnleitner

Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Oshkosh West

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Guarding Taylor Lauterbach who's 6'6" from Appleton West

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: Beating Kimberly girls basketball on their home court my sophomore year.  We hadn't beaten them since 2014!

Favorite professional team: Milwaukee Bucks

Favorite professional athlete: Giannis Antetokounmpo

College or post-high school plans: I am still deciding on where I would like to attend college but I will be playing basketball next year.

What is your desired major/career field? Exercise Science

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I shot a 10 point buck when I was 12 years old.

What is at the top of your “bucket list?” Go on a cruise to Mexico

What is your dream job? Athletic Trainer for the Bucks

Favorite person to follow on Social Media: Nick Jonas

When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... Hanging with friends

A non-athletic talent I have is…: Playing the piano