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A14 | September 20, 2012
In cooperation with Chaska High School, the Chaska High School Booster Club recognizes Stasi Zabel and Adam Hoxie as Chaska Booster Club “Student of the Month” recipients for September.
This recognition is presented to female and male students who are members of a Chaska High School activity or team and maintain a minimum 3.2 GPA, while excelling in a leadership role in their sport or activity.
Q: Tell us about your activities and what you enjoy most about them?
A: I have been diving for Chaska High School for six years, and it has been a great experience for me. I’ve learned leadership skills, and I love working with the girls who are
a part of the team. Our team is very close and it’s really fun to
be a part of the group. It’s a time for me to escape from the stress of schoolwork and help young girls become passionate about the sport that I love.
Q: How do you think they round out your high school experience?
A: Being a captain of a high school sports team your senior year is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and it is a really good way to learn not only about your teammates, but also to learn more about yourself.
Q: What is it you enjoy most at school and what do you think is the most influential contributor to your successful high school
A: I really enjoy all of the opportunities offered at Chaska High School for students to extend their learning. I went on a trip to Paris with my classmates this past spring break, and by taking that trip I learned things about the culture and monuments of France that cannot be taught in a classroom.
I also enjoy the variety of classes offered at the high school. (Right now I’m enrolled in AP ceramics and AP stats, just to show some contrast in available content.)
Q: You’ve seen a lot of success with diving. What you do think contributes to your success? What do you think you’ll take away from this experience?
A: Hard work, great coaches, supportive parents, and determination are the main things that have lead me to my success.
I am currently diving year round with Minnesota Diving Academy (based out of the U of M) and I have been
lucky enough to have worked with some of the greatest coaches in the state (Joy Grobe, Mike Hilber, and Chris Whritenour to name a few) throughout my entire diving career.
My parents have always been supportive of my choices, but they have generally nudged me in the “right direction.” During my freshman year I unfortunately had to deal with two major knee injuries that lead to surgery. After my injuries I was no longer able to be a competitive gymnast, and so my focus turned onto diving. I “dove in” (ha ha) right away and started improving my scores by over 40 points every year. I was determined to succeed and I wasn’t going to let a couple surgeries slow me down.
I love diving more than I ever loved gymnastics and I have never looked back. Diving is something that will always be a part of my life whether or not I am competing. Someday I’d like to be a coach, but I can only hope to be as influential to
my athletes as all of my coaches have been for me.
Q: Do you hope to continue diving in college?
A: I am planning on diving in college, hopefully at a Division I school (walk-on or recruited, however they’ll have me) but my education comes before my diving. I have decided that even if a school offers me a scholarship, I won’t be attending unless it offers the majors that I plan on studying.
Q: What do you do to manage your activity level, classes and grades with school, homework, family and social time?
A: I really don’t have any type of strategy, just coffee, tea, and lack of sleep. Sometimes it’s hard to handle and one of the aspects of my life gets a little iffy (what is this rumored “social life?” I thought that was a myth), but I always try to get back on track. It helps that my parents nag me about everything and make sure I get things done.
Q: What are you listening to on your iPod right now?
A: I’m a big fan of Coldplay, Mumford and Sons, Ed Sheeran, and the like, but I have to admit that a couple of Justin Bieber songs may or may not have snuck their way into my iTunes library.
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