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Rachel Dietrich, Neenah

FVA Spotlight: Rachel Dietrich, Neenah Basketball, Cross Country and Track and Field

Name: Rachel Dietrich

School: Neenah

Year in School: Senior

Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Field

Other school clubs/activities: Student activities leadership team (SALT), National Honor Society

Parents’ names: Kert and Jen Dietrich

Siblings’ names: Sam and Ellie Dietrich

Favorite aspect of your school: I love that all teachers at Neenah get to know their students on a personal level and are willing to do anything to help their students succeed. 

If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? When I was playing youth basketball my favorite camps or practices were the ones run by the high school team. Now I think it's super rewarding to lead the girls and see them get excited to play. 

What is your favorite class? Biotechnology 

Who is your favorite teacher? Mrs. Brown 

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? Trust in your training and empty your tank 

Favorite youth coach: Coach Fischer, my hoops club coach

Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Kimberly's gym

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Jillian Krueger, Kimberly 

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: Going to Culvers with the team after games

Favorite professional team: Milwaukee Bucks

Favorite professional athlete: Giannis Antetokounmpo

College or post-high school plans: Continuing my academic and athletic career at Northern Illinois University

What is your desired major/career field? Biology

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I can play the saxophone 

What is at the top of your “bucket list?” Hike in Glacier National Park

What is your dream job? Forensic Scientist

Favorite person to follow on Social Media: Craig Engels

When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... Hanging out with my friends or getting coffee with my sister

A non-athletic talent I have is…: Making breakfast sandwiches