Kayla_Helbling (junior) - Girls Track & Field:
Kayla has been a huge contributor to our track and field team, by way of her performance, leadership , and the superb example she sets. She doesn’t do things with a “that’s good enough” attitude. It’s “all out”, Braves Style. Kayla has been a constant force in out sprint relays, qualifying in both the 400 and 800 relays, and had been a steady scorer for our team in the 100 and 200 meter dashes. There is not doubt in my mind that she will quailify for state in early May, in those events as well. Throughout the month of April, she has been one of our most consistant athletes, and has worked extremely hard at “improving her performance”. She is the type of athlete that can take a coaching cue or criticism, and go to work on it “pronto”. Throughout April Kayla has been one of our leading scorers, both in terms of “number of events”, and total points scored. Kayla is also an exceptional student, who achieves at the highest level, and at the same time is involved in a host of other school activities. What a great student/athlete. Leader, contributor, true team-mate.
Other female athletes nominated were: Junior Rachel Ford, Girls Soccer and Junior Carli Defoe, Girls Track and Field.
Lucas Bussman (senior) – Boys Track & Field:
Lucas had a very successful month of April during an abbreviated outdoor season due to the poor weather. At the Karlgaard invite he placed 6th in the 1600 meter run, 4th in the 800 meter run and helped the Braves to a 6th place finish in the meet. At the All-City Outdoor Meet in Bismarck he placed 5th in the 800 meter run with a state qualifying time and helped his teammates to a 3rd place finish in the 1600 meter relay and 3rd place finish in the meet. Lucas has developed into a very good middle distance to long distance runner for the Braves over the last four years. His leadership, desire, hustle and work ethic has inspired teammates young and old to put forth their best efforts. The coaching staff is looking forward to having Lucas help us quailify quite a few of our relays for the state meet as well as qualifying himself in the 400 meter run .
Male nominees for April were Kyler Vogel, Senior Baseball.