Name: Kristen Udelhofen

School: Barneveld

Year: Senior

Sports: Volleyball, basketball, softball

Volleyball highlights: Kristen is a two-time letterwinner who plays libero for the Eagles. Barneveld won the Six Rivers East Conference title her junior season.

Basketball highlights: A returning letterwinner at shooting guard, Kristen averaged 3.9 points per game as a reserve for the Eagles as a junior. Barneveld won the Six Rivers East Conference title and was the WIAA Division 5 state runner-up, finishing with a 27-2 record.

Softball highlights: Kristen is a three-time letterwinner, competing as a pitcher and at third base. The Six Rivers East Conference Player of the Year as a pitcher as a junior, she also earned All-District honorable mention honors. She earned all-conference first-team honors as a junior as a pitcher and all-league honorable mention recognition as a sophomore as a utility player.

Cumulative GPA: 4.042

Favorite subject/class: Biology, mathematics.

Favorite teacher: Ms. Bosch

Quick quote: “Competing in sports has taught me that in order to be successful, you need to put in the hard work and the effort.”

Three words to describe me are: Caring, intelligent, selfless

I got my start in sports: Playing softball in pre-school, basketball in fourth grade and volleyball in seventh grade.

I wish I could play: Tennis.

My most memorable moments in sports: My junior year in basketball beating Heritage Christian and going to state, it was such a thrilling game and came out the way we wanted. Getting the silver ball at state was a great way to end the season.

I like about high school sports: They give you the chance to be competitive but also have a good time with friends.

I enjoy playing softball because: It’s a great sport to get to know a lot of good people, and I think make a good quality player. Being outdoors is also a good thing about softball.

Advice: “Always do your best and give 100 percent effort. You never know when your name will be called to step up and make a contribution to the team.”

My role models are: My parents, John and Angie, because they are always there for me and helping me in all kinds of ways.

Most inspirational teammate: Madi Laube graduated last year, but she has been a teammate of mine for three years and I always enjoyed having her around. She worked hard and was successful at everything she did.

My family also includes: My brother, Andrew.

Nickname: Mouse

Words to live by: “Always work hard and take advantage of opportunities when they come up because you don't know how many you will get.”

Favorite athlete: Donald Driver

Favorite team: Green Bay Packers

Favorite opponent: Monticello.

Favorite facility/site to compete in: Resch Center in Green Bay

Favorite movie: The Vow

Favorite TV show: Castle

Favorite food: Spaghetti and cheese bread

Favorite restaurant: Olive Garden

Favorite sport on TV: Football

Favorite place to visit: Spain and Italy.

I want to visit: Alaska.

Top five songs on my iPod: That's My Kind of Night by Luke Bryan; A Little Bit of Everything by Keith Urban; Round Here by Florida Georgia Line; All Summer Long by Kid Rock; Parking Lot Party by Lee Brice.

Primary news source: NBC News

Favorite website: Facebook

Radio preset: 96.3 FM, Star Country

I drive: Hyundai Santa Fe

I can't live without: My friends and family

I like Barneveld High School because: It is a small school and everyone gets to know each other and become friends.

If I could change anything: It would be to have cell phone reception at my house. I live in a valley, so communication can be tough sometimes.

I wish I could meet: Luke Bryan or Carrie Underwood.

My perfect day: Spending the whole day with friends and just having a good time.

This and that: Member of National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Student Council and Class Officer … I have been a part of the Wisconsin Covenant, so I have found volunteer work through NHS and other areas. For softball, we clean the highway. With NHS, we have wrapped presents for Secret Santa and helped with Feed My Starving Children.

Academic honors: Earned an academic letter and will either be Class Valedictorian or Salutatorian.

Hobbies: Listening to music, spending time with friends, spending time with my family in Potosi.

Post-high school plans: Attend college and major in physical therapy and minor in Biology and possibly play softball.

Did you know? I participated in Betty Haye's School of Dance in elementary and middle school. I also have a job in the picking department at Lands' End.

Career goal: Physical Therapy or science-related field.

Prep Profiles, compiled by Dennis Semrau, run every Tuesday on Madison.com/sports and in the Wisconsin State Journal. If you would like to nominate a student-athlete who excels competitively and in the classroom, contact Dennis at 252-6490 or email dsemrau@madison.com.

  • High School sportswriter and columnist for Wisconsin State Journal and Wisconsinprepzone.com

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