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Kortnie Volk earns WIAA Scholar Athlete Award
THREE LAKES -
Kortnie Volk never misses a day

"When you do track, every day is leg day," Volk said.

That's true on both the running hill and in the classroom.

"Getting a good education is something that I've always valued," Volk said. "My parents growing up always taught me that you need to work hard in school so later in life you can get a good job and you can live a good life."

That attitude has made her one of just 32 people in the whole state to receive this year's WIAA Statewide Scholar Athlete Award.

"This is actually an award I had set my sights on freshman year at state track, because I saw all the seniors being recognized for that on the big screen and said 'man, it would be cool to be one of those seniors up there.'" Volk said.

Volk has to trade the state track meet in La Crosse for a lonesome road in Three Lakes this year.

But that doesn't diminish her perfect GPA, her state championship medals, or what lies ahead.

"We always said that she would be a very good surgeon someday because she is very hands-on, likes to dig in," said her father, Charlie Volk. "We thought 'you know what, this is kind of a natural thing.'"

"She is one of the top athletes in the state in track and field and I know that," said head coach Andy Wyss. "How do you replace that? The fact is you really don't. She's one of a kind."

The award is another mile marker for Kortnie, as she runs confidently in the direction of her dreams.

"The dedication in and out of the classroom has definitely paid off," Kortnie said.

Volk is going to be a heptathlete at UW-Milwaukee next year.

Her younger sister Kallie, a freshman, also made the state cross country meet in the fall.


Story By: Andrew Goldstein


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