skip navigation

Allison Greeneway, Appleton North

FVA Spotlight: Allison Greeneway, Appleton North Swimming and Diving

Name: Allison Greeneway

School: Appleton North

Year in School: Senior

Sports: Swimming and Diving

Other school clubs/activities: National Honor Society, Student Leadership Program, Lightning Mentor Program 

Parents’ names: Susan and Todd Greeneway

Siblings’ names: Abbey Greeneway

Favorite aspect of your school: My favorite part of Appleton North has definitely been our Girls Swim Team. For all 4 years of participating on this team I have been surrounded by the most determined and welcoming girls. I have made lifelong friendships on this team and was coached by the most sincere and motivational coaches that I have ever had.  

If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? My most rewarding volunteer experience has been volunteering at St. Elizabeth's Hospital and Oshkosh Aurora Medical Center. Getting to make patients feel more comfortable and lightening the load for the nurses was an amazing experience. 

What is your favorite class? My all time favorite class was my biology class freshman year. In this class I had a fantastic teacher (Mr. Sugrue) who created an engaging atmosphere. This class sparked my love for sciences and set me up for the rest of my classes at Appleton North.

Who is your favorite teacher? Mrs. Rietveld who has been one of the kindest and most genuine teachers I have ever had. She works to help all of her students excel and never seems to have an off day! Through her well taught class I was able to learn how to study and grow as a student. 

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? Have fun. It's easy to get wrapped up in the pressure and stress of trying to do your best but remembering to relax and enjoy swimming has allowed me to not only perform better but also create some of the best memories. 

Favorite youth coach: Coach Amy Hopfensperger who helped create my love for swimming!

Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Neenah Middle School because they have the best showers and never seem to run out of hot water. 

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: My favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA is Naomi Cortina from Neenah High School. Her lighthearted attitude and humor makes her a joy to be around and compete against. I always get excited when I see her name on the heat sheet. 

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: My favorite memory is when our 200 Medley and 200 Free relay podiumed at state my junior year. 

Favorite professional team: Milwaukee Bucks

Favorite professional athlete: Jordan Love, because I always root for the underdog. #GoPack

College or post-high school plans: I plan to swim at Emory University!

What is your desired major/career field? I plan to major in biology down the pre-med track. 

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I have been to 22 countries including South Africa, China, and Vietnam. 

What is at the top of your “bucket list?” I'd love to go skydiving!

What is your dream job? My dream job is to work in healthcare. 

Favorite person to follow on Social Media: North West

When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... hanging out with my friends or eating Chipotle. 

A non-athletic talent I have is…: I can cross one eye while keeping the other eye straight.