Meet the Athlete: Sydney Rehnelt

Published 8:56 am Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sydney Rehnelt poses with a volleyball and basketball. She competes in both sports as well as track and field. -- Buck Monson/Albert Lea Tribune

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Q: What year are you in school?

A: Junior


Q: What school do you attend?

A: Albert Lea


Q: Who is your immediate family?

A: Mom, Amy; dad, Kelvin; sister, Rachel


Q: What sports are you involved in?

A: Volleyball, basketball and track (multiple events)


Q: How did you get started in volleyball?

A: My parents both played.


Q: How did you get started in basketball?

A: I started playing in fourth grade and also played in the YMCA leagues when I was younger.


Q: How did you get started in track?

A: I started track in seventh grade. I like to run, and it keeps me in shape for my other sports.


What numbers are you?

A: No. 8 in volleyball; No. 25 in basketball.


Q: What other extracurricular activities are you in? 

A: Concert band, jazz band and marching band


Q: Did your parents play sports when they were younger? 

A: My dad played football, basketball, baseball and track. He played volleyball after high school. Mom played volleyball, was a cheerleader and was in dance.


Q: Do you have siblings that play or have played any sports?

A: My sister plays soccer and basketball.


Q: What are your sports related achievement(s)? 

A: My best was when we beat Byron in basketball at the buzzer. I made the buzzer-beater shot, and I scored 28 points that game.


Q: What is your sports related goal?

A: To play basketball in college.


Q: Who is your favorite professional athlete? Why? 

A: Ben Woodside. He is from Albert Lea, he has a good work ethic, and he is so inspiring.


Q: What is your favorite school subject? 

A: Math. I like working with numbers.


Q: Who is your favorite teacher? 

A: I have three; Kevin Gentz, Jim Haney and Gayle Brownlow.


Q: What are your hobbies? 

A: I like to hang out with family and friends. I like playing my trumpet, and I just like to stay active.


Q: What is your dream job?

A: Anesthesiologist.


Q: What is your favorite movie or TV show? 

A: Movie, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and TV show, Bones.


Q: What is your favorite food?

A: Special K bars.


Q: What is an interesting fact about you?

A: I like to play ping pong.