Athlete of the Week

Ashlee Thatcher

How did your senior season finish up?
The wrestling season isn’t done yet — but it is going well. We have our conference meet Sunday at Appleton West High School and they determine who goes to Nationals from that. As for football, it was fun to play for four years and watch the program turn around. I wish the team the best of luck next year.What do you want to be remembered for as an athlete here at LU?
I want to be remembered as a player who would go out for every play and lay it all on the line, and also as someone who brings some fun into the sport. I have a reputation on the football team as a longhaired, bearded hick who just loves the game.

What are some words of wisdom you can leave behind for your younger teammates?
Never give up, no matter what. You only have a few years left and once you are done you miss it. It will be weird not to suit up for preseason football but life goes on. Make the best of what you have.

If you could have three wishes, what would they be and why?
First off, everyone wants to be rich so that would have to be the first one. Second, I would want to win a national championship — either football or wrestling. Third, would be some sort of super-power. Any one would work. I am not real picky.

Who is your favorite athlete of all time and why?
Clint Kriewaldt. He grew up from my high school and made it to the NFL. He came from a small school and made it to the big time and for that, I have always looked up to him.