Nicolet National Bank Senior Spotlight: Kennedy Conradt – Ashwaubenon girls’ tennis
By Murray Gleffe
Name: Kennedy Conradt
Parents: Scott and Brenda Conradt
Nicknames: Ken, Kremmedy
Activity: Girls’ tennis
Kennedy Conradt is a senior at Ashwaubenon High School.
She has been playing tennis for six years.
Her most exciting match as a senior was against Wauwatosa East.
Conradt said Serena Williams is her favorite professional tennis player.
What was the state experience like?
“It was amazing to go to individual and team state, especially since it was my senior year. Last year, I was one match away from going to state. It will be unforgettable because of the memories I made in Madison with my team and we got to play against good competition.”
What is your most embarrassing tennis moment?
“When I started playing tennis in middle school, I played a singles match, and I didn’t know the alleys were out because no one told me. I played the whole court and I was confused about why my opponent kept calling my ball out.”
Talk about playing with your sister Karleigh, who was a freshman on the team.
“Playing with my little sister made this tennis season the best of my four years. It made us closer and better tennis players. Although we didn’t technically play together as a doubles team, we practiced together, roomed together for overnight tournaments and partnered together for certain drills.”
What was your most memorable moment on the court?
“During the championship match at sectionals, our doubles coach Raelynn came on court and told us we made it to team state. I remember the excitement my doubles partner Maddy Coopmans and I felt. After hearing this news, we went on to be sectional champs as a doubles team and as a whole team.”
Favorite theme-night at Friday night football games?
If you could be somebody for a day, who would it be?
Talk about your family.
“My family has been super supportive all the years I have played tennis. My parents made it to every match no matter the distance. They also got me signed up for lessons and classes, which helped me improve my tennis skills. My grandparents also supported me in many ways.”
How important is fitness to you?
“It keeps you healthy and helps your body stay in shape.”
What is one thing people don’t know about you?
“I am scared of the dark.”
What are your college aspirations?
“I plan to attend UW-La Crosse.”
How did you get started playing sports?
“I started with dance, gymnastics and softball. I played basketball in the fourth grade and didn’t start playing tennis until the end of middle school.”
Favorite field trip while at Ashwaubenon?
“To the Shedd Aquarium and the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago for my Ichthyology class.”
What was your favorite song before a big match?
“’R U Crazy,’ by Conor Maynard.”
What three words describe you?
“Friendly, funny, hard-working.”
The best and worst thing about technology?
“It’s easy to contact others and see what other people are doing, but it can become addicting and lots of time is spent using it when you could be doing other things.”
If you put the time and effort into another sport, which do you think you would have been successful at?
I can’t live without …
If you had unlimited talents, what would you do in life?
“I would like to pin [Ashwaubenon wrestler] Dawson Dembrowski in a wrestling match.”
Class: Anatomy and physiology
Food: Mashed potatoes
Television show: Grey’s Anatomy