Dennis Semrau covers prep sports for 100.5 ESPN and ESPNWisconsin.com
Grace Scharfenberg, Beaver Dam High School
Sports: Basketball, golf, softball.
Sports highlights: Grace is on target to earn 12 total varsity letters, four each in golf, basketball and softball.
In golf, she played the No. 4 role on the varsity for four consecutive seasons. The Golden Beavers won the Wisconsin Little Ten Conference title her sophomore season. She earned all-Northern Badger Conference honors as a junior. A team captain as a senior, she also earned Academic All-State and Mount Horeb meet honors.
In basketball, she has been a reserve shooting guard for the three-time conference and two-time WIAA Division 2 state champions. She is a team captain her senior year.
A three-year starter in softball playing third base, she earned All-Badger North Conference second-team honors as an infielder her junior, sophomore and freshman seasons. The Golden Beavers were also regional champions her junior year. She has been named a captain for her senior year.
Pre-game ritual or superstition: Listen to music.
Cumulative GPA: 3.97
Favorite subject/class: Mathematics.
Favorite teacher: Mr. White (physical education).
Quick quote: “Competing in sports has taught me that hard work pays off.”
Three words to describe me are: Hard-working, dedicated, passionate.
I got my start in sports: Playing tee-ball. I started playing basketball in third grade and golf as a freshman.
I wish I could play: Soccer.
My most memorable moments in sports: Winning a state championship, and the bus rides and team dinners.
I like about high school sports: I am able to play with my best friends and compete against other towns.
I enjoy playing softball because: It has taught me how to be strong on and off the diamond.
Advice: “Being motivated, competitive, and kind will help you anywhere in life.”
My role models are: Tim White and my parents, Paul and Nicole Scharfenberg.
Most inspirational teammate: Maty Wilke.
My family also includes: My brothers, Ben and Jake.
Words to live by: “Live life to the fullest.”
Favorite athlete: Aaron Rodgers.
Favorite team: Wisconsin Badgers.
Favorite opponent: Waupun.
Favorite facility/site to compete in: Resch Center in Ashwaubenon.
Favorite movie: ‘Twilight’ saga.
Favorite TV show: ‘Greys Anatomy’.
Favorite food: Chicken Parmesan.
Favorite fast food place and/or restaurant: Olive Garden.
Favorite sport on TV: College basketball.
Favorite place to visit: Florida.
I want to visit: California.
Top three favorite songs: Anything that Ariana Grande sings.
Primary news source: Snapchat.
Favorite website: Instagram.
Radio preset: Daily Dodge.
I drive: A Chrysler 200.
Dream car: A BMW.
I can’t live without: My family.
I like Beaver Dam High School because: We all have each other’s back no matter.
If I could change anything: How much teachers make.
I wish we could play: The No. 1 girls’ basketball team in the country: Christ the King.
I wish I could meet: Ellen Degeneres.
Dream date: Hot air balloon ride.
Preferred brand of shoe: Lululemon.
My perfect day: Relaxing on the beach.
I like to read: Mysteries and Romance.
This and that: Member of National Honor Society and Link Crew … played softball for Beaver Dam Tornados for six years and for GRB Academy club team for three years … played AAU basketball with Wisconsin Lakers for three years … volunteer work includes School service worker … selected for Team Leadership Challenge club … umpire for Little League girls’ softball … member of High Honor Roll throughout high school … ranks in Top 10 in senior class.
Hobbies: Hanging out with friends and family.
Post-high school plans: Attending UW-Lacrosse to study Education.
Did you know? My dad teaches social studies and is an assistant principal at Horicon High School and my mom is a Nurse.
Career goal: Elementary school teacher and coach.