Prep Mania Profile: Grace Scharfenberg

Dennis Semrau covers prep sports for 100.5 ESPN and ESPNWisconsin.com

Grace Scharfenberg, Beaver Dam High School

Year: Senior.

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.

Nickname: Scharf.

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.