Makenna Friehl, a senior at Albert Lea high school, participates on the diving and golf teams, and she managed the boys’ hockey team. Friehl plans to attend Bemidji State University with a major in early childhood education. —  Micah Bader/Albert Lea Tribune
Makenna Friehl, a senior at Albert Lea high school, participates on the diving and golf teams, and she managed the boys’ hockey team. Friehl plans to attend Bemidji State University with a major in early childhood education. — Micah Bader/Albert Lea Tribune

Meet the Athlete: Makenna Friehl

Published 8:36am Thursday, April 25, 2013

Albert Lea senior golfer plans to attend Bemidji St. University

Q: What year are you in school?
A: Senior.

Q: What school do you attend?
A: Albert Lea

Q: Who is your immediate family?
A: My mom is Wende and my step-dad is Shane. I have two sisters. My little sister Macy is 8, and my older sister Taylor is 20.

Q: What sports are you involved in?
A: I dive, play golf and manage boys’ hockey.

Q: What is your favorite part of golf?
A: It’s laid back, and I’m close with a lot of girls on our team. That’s what we look forward to each year.

Q: How did you get started in golf?
A: I’ve grown up around it. My step-dad played. My mom played, and my dad played. I’ve played since I was really little, so I thought I might as well join the golf team.

Q: What sports did your family members play?
A: My sister Taylor plays soccer at Bethany Lutheran College. My parents play volleyball and golf.

Q: What are your sports-related goals?
A:  We want to place in the top three at the Big Nine Conference tournament again as a team.

Q: What are your plans for college?
A:  I’m attending Bemidji State with a major in early childhood special education.

Q: What is your favorite school subject?
A: Criminology.

Q: Who is your favorite teacher?
A: Kurt Barickman.

Q: What are your hobbies?
A: I like being outside, and going hunting and fishing. I also like going to country concerts.

Q: What is your dream job?
A: Case facilitator for early childhood special education. It would be testing kids with special needs to see if they’re getting everything they need at home.

Q: What is your favorite TV show?
A: I don’t watch much TV, but I like “Wipeout.”

Q: What is your favorite food?
A: Peanut butter.

Q: What is an interesting fact about you?
A: Two years ago at the Big Nine Tournament I was trying to get to my ball across the river by crossing a log. I grabbed a club and crawled on it, but a branch broke and I fell in the water. But, I still finished the hole.