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Laina Hammen, Oshkosh West

FVA Spotlight: Laina Hammen, Oshkosh West Basketball, Cross Country and Softball

Name: Laina Hammen

School: Oshkosh West

Year in School: Senior

Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Softball

Other school clubs/activities: Connected (Peer mentoring with Special Ed)

Parents’ names: Tanya and Judd Hammen

Siblings’ names: Kelton and Eli Hammen

Favorite aspect of your school: I enjoy attending sports events and supporting other Oshkosh West teams.

If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? On holidays I deliver meals at Father Carr's. It is rewarding to see people's faces light up when they get their meals and it has also helped me become more grateful for the things I have.

What is your favorite class? Anatomy and Physiology

Who is your favorite teacher? Mrs. Polak and Mrs. Kodet

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? Pain is temporary and regret lasts forever

Favorite youth coach: Matt Footit

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

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Molly Kelly

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: Going to state 5 times between cross country and softball

Favorite professional team: Milwaukee Bucks

Favorite professional athlete: Giannis Antetokounmpo

College or post-high school plans: I will be attending Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona.

What is your desired major/career field? Nursing

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: Going to Arizona for college

What is at the top of your “bucket list?” Travel the world

What is your dream job? Neonatal Nurse Practitioner or Midwife

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

A non-athletic talent I have is…: Catching food in my mouth