Name: Sam Schemmel
School: Madison Edgewood
Sports: Football, basketball, baseball
Football highlights: Sam was a two-time letterwinner as a wide receiver. As a senior, he was named to the All-City team and also earned Southern Badger Conference second-team honors. Sam caught 35 passes for 582 yards and eight touchdowns. Edgewood advanced to the WIAA Division 2 state semifinals his junior year and the first round of the playoffs his senior year.
Basketball highlights: A returning letterwinner as a forward, Sam is averaging 5.5 points per game as a reserve forward/guard as a senior.
Baseball highlights: Sam is a returning letterwinner as outfielder and pitcher for the Crusaders, who won the Southern Badger Conference title and finished 17-9 his junior year.
Cumulative grade-point average: 3.7
Favorite subject/class: Human Anatomy and Physiology
Favorite teacher: Too many to choose from.
Quick quote: “I’ve learned the importance of being a good teammate, being a good friend, the importance of accountability, and to have fun with everything you do.”
Three words to describe me are: Outgoing, dedicated, happy
I got my start in sports: in my neighborhood tee-ball league when I was 6 years old.
I wish I could play: Volleyball
My most memorable moments in sports: was going to the WIAA Division 3 state semifinals in football during my junior year.
I like about high school sports: being a part of a team that is working toward a common goal and making great memories with my friends.
I enjoy playing basketball because: it has always been a part of my life. My dad played high school and some college basketball, so you can only imagine.
Advice: Get involved! Playing sports is a great way to meet new people and broaden the way that you think.
My role models are: My parents, Judd and Lisa Schemmel, and Andy Harvey
Most inspirational teammate: Matt Ripple
My family also includes: my dog Heidi, and cat, Lustein
Nickname: Schems, Boney, and Udzy
Words to live by: “Be happy!”
Favorite athlete: Pete Maravich
Favorite team: Wisconsin Badgers
Favorite opponent: Stoughton
Favorite facility/site I have competed in: UW Field House
Favorite DVD: Tangled
Favorite TV show: ESPN 30 for 30
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite fast food place: Ian’s Pizza
Favorite sport on TV: Ping Pong
Favorite place to visit: Disney World
I want to visit: Seattle
Top five songs on my iPod: Anything by John Mayer
I get my news: From the Today Show and my teacher, Mr. DallaGrana
Favorite website: Sparknotes.com
Radio pre-set: 40s on 4 Sirius/XM Radio
I drive: My parents’ cars
Dream car: Smart Car
I can’t live without: Music.
I like Edgewood High School because: There is a great sense of community. It challenges you academically, provides many great opportunities to succeed, and the teachers are helpful and fun.
If I could change anything: I would put the Wisconsin Badgers in the Legends Division.
I wish we could play: City of Madison high schools
I wish I could meet: Brian Scalabrini
Dream gift: Anything from Apple
My perfect day: Sleeping in, watching a movie, eating, hanging with friends, dinner at Ian’s, playing video games until 2 a.m.
I like to read: Sports Illustrated
This and that: member of National Honor Society, student ambassador … President of Ping Pong club ... volunteer work includes: Edgewood in the Community, youth football, basketball and baseball camps, middle school reading tutor … member High Honor Roll or Honor Roll every semester.
Hobbies: Sports for the most part
Post-high school plans: attend a Big Ten university to study liberal arts or possibly nursing.
Did you know? That I am a ping pong legend
Career goal: Undecided
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 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.