BY RICH PALZEWIC
Mya Biebel (BEE-BULL) is a senior at Bay Port High School who just completed her season with the girls’ golf team.
Biebel also excels on the track team, where she runs the hurdles and the 1,600-meter relay.
In her spare time, she likes to read, spend time with friends and family and be with animals.
Biebel plans to attend college but is not quite sure where at this point. Becoming an interior designer or special education teacher are possible majors.
Name: Mya Biebel
School: Bay Port
Sports: Girls’ golf, track
Parents: Keli and Randall
Tell me about your family.
“My oldest sister Macall is 25 and graduated from Notre Dame Academy, my older brother Max is in his early ‘20s, my sister Maddie graduated a few years ago and goes to UM-Duluth and my youngest sister Macy is 13 and a seventh grader. My dad is from around here and my mom is from Edina, Minnesota.”
Do you come from a sports family?
“Macall played golf and did track, Max did lacrosse and football, Maddie played volleyball and ran track and Macy does volleyball and will probably do track. My dad was really into track, football and cheerleading. My mom was a synchronized swimming.”
Let’s talk about your golfing ability.
“I have a pretty good drive, but my short game could have been worked on. Having people watch me made me really nervous.”
How far can you drive it?
“I’d say about 200 yards.”
How long have you been golfing?
“I started when I was pretty young with my family. I did volleyball my freshman and sophomore year and cross country my junior year. My dad wanted to see how I could so I went out this year for the first time.”
How about a high school sport you wish you would have done?
“I’ve always thought hockey was cool.”
Do you have a most memorable sports moment?
“I think just the improvement from my first meet to the end of the year.”
A most embarrassing one?
“My first meet ever on my very first hole, we were putting. The other girl didn’t pick up her ball, so I putted and hit her ball and got a two-stroke penalty. I was so embarrassed.”
Let’s talk track – what are your goals for this season?
“I hope to get into the ‘40s with my time in the 300 hurdles and have a shot at advancing beyond sectionals.”
What is something about you most people wouldn’t know?
“We have a hobby farm with horses, chickens, dogs and cats. We used to have goats.”
What three words best describe you?
“Hard-working, caring, easy-going.”
Besides Wisconsin, what state is your favorite and why?
“I’d say Colorado or Utah because I’ve always wanted to see the mountains.”
If you could be anywhere right now, where would it be?
“My grandma’s cabin in Iron River, Wisconsin. It’s right on a lake.”
Name a historical person you’d like to have lunch with and why?
“Rosa Parks because she was brave and strong.”
How will Mya Biebel be remembered at Bay Port?
“As a caring and outgoing person, with a fun personality. There are serious times, but you can have fun, too. And for my involvement in clubs.”
Tent or camper?
Lie on the beach or ski down the slopes?
“Ski down the slopes.”
Putting or chipping?
Carpet or hardwood?
Spring or fall?
Athlete: Steeplechaser Emma Coburn
Candy: Rainbow Twizzlers
Phone app: Snapchat
Restaurant: Little Tokyo
Editor’s note: Check out last week’s spotlight on Bay Port swimmer Kathleen Blumreich at gopresstimes.com.