Meet the Athlete: Kelsey Newman
Published 9:48 am Thursday, February 2, 2017
Q: What grade are you in?
A: I am a senior.
Q: What town do you live in, and which school do you attend?
A: Alden, Alden-Conger School.
Q: Who is your immediate family?
A: My dad, Troy Newman; my mom, Darcy Newman; and my brother, Carter Newman.
Q: Which sports do you play?
A: I play volleyball, basketball and softball.
Q: What is your favorite part of basketball?
A: I like to see all of the progress I have made from my freshman year to now. I also enjoy helping my teammates out and watching them grow throughout the season.
Q: What has basketball taught you?
A: Basketball has taught me to be a great leader, to be there for my teammates, to work hard and to be a good team player.
Q: What’s your favorite sports memory?
A: Winning the three-point contest in Windom over Christmas this season and winning my first-ever basketball game after going into double overtime.
Q: How did you get started in basketball?
A: I started playing basketball in third grade. My mom was my coach during my elementary basketball years.
Q: What sports did your family members play?
A: Dad: football, wrestling, baseball; mom: volleyball, basketball, softball; and my brother plays football, basketball and baseball.
Q: What are your sports-related achievements?
A: I am a two-year captain for basketball, and last year I received All-Conference Honorable Mention for basketball. My sophomore year for basketball, I was voted the Most Improved Player. For volleyball, I was All-Conference Honorable Mention, a captain, Academic All-State and voted the Best Teammate. For volleyball, basketball and softball I have received multiple Academic All-Conference awards.
Q: What are your sports-related goals?
A: My goals are to help my team win this year, enjoy my last season and play for fun in college.
Q: Who is your favorite professional athlete? Why?
A: Maya Moore; she is a hard worker and she is a great teammate. She plays with a lot of drive. She never gives up, and she is a positive role model.
Q: What are your college plans? Major?
A: I plan on attending the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and majoring in accounting.
Q: What is your favorite school subject?
A: Math; I really like working with numbers.
Q: Who is your favorite teacher?
A: Amy Wallin; she is our math teacher and counselor. She is a great teacher and she is always willing to help me out.
Q: What are your hobbies?
A: I like to shop; play sports; hang out with friends; play with my puppy, Nucy; and drink Caribou Coffee.
Q: What is your dream job?
A: My dream job is to be a certified public accountant, but also be able to coach at some level in either volleyball or basketball.
Q: What is your favorite TV show?
A: “Grey’s Anatomy.”
Q: What is an interesting fact about you?
A: I love ice cream, but I am lactose intolerant.