Nicolet National Bank Senior Spotlight: Casey Jepson – West De Pere girls’ basketball
By Murray Gleffe
Name: Casey Jepson
Parents: Ron and Amy Jepson
Activity: Girls’ basketball
Nicknames: Case, Cassandra, CJep, Jeppy, Stacy
Casey Jepson is a guard/forward on the West De Pere girls’ basketball team.
She’s currently averaging more than 14 points per game, which is second on the team.
She plans to attend St. Norbert College to play basketball and study data analytics.
What’s it like to be a senior leader?
“There are many leaders on this year’s team, as several of us have been playing together since the third grade. We all lead in different ways and work together. We’ve had great past leaders in Sydney Appleton, Alivia McNabb and Breanna Schneider.”
Talk about winning the Bay Conference the past two seasons.
“It was awesome to win conference. It takes the whole team, and it was great to win it with them. As a senior, I want future classes to remember us and strive to stay committed like we did. I hope they look up to us as an example.”
What are your favorite memories from elementary school?
“Alexa Thomson, Jaci Mannisto and I on the swings together during recess. Another memory would be schooling all the boys in basketball.”
What’s your most embarrassing basketball moment?
“At a hotel during the fifth-grade state tournament in Wausau. We went to the workout room, and I accidentally stepped on the treadmill and flew into a window, scratching my chin and elbow.”
“If you could play for one college team, which would it be?
What’s something you learned in the past week?
“You need to be ready for anything and be able to adjust for today.”
Who on the team are you closest with?
“Jaci Mannisto. She’s been my best friend and neighbor for 14 years. We’ve been hanging out and playing basketball together forever. We go to every practice and game together.”
What’s your favorite thing about playing for head coach Chris Abaray?
“He cares about every one of us. He wants us to succeed on and off the court and will do everything he can to make sure we do. Coach always checks on us and makes sure we are doing okay.”
Talk about a volunteer experience.
“I’m a member of the Lost Dauphin 4-H Club, and we do various community service activities. During Christmas, we went to a nursing home to make crafts and sing carols with the residents.”
What’s something about you most people don’t know?
“I’m my worst critic.”
What are you most grateful for?
“My parents. They support me and are always there for me.”
How does the game come so easy for you?
“I love the game. I work on it and my overall fitness often.”
What are your hobbies?
“Working out, running and spending time with family and friends.”
What’s your favorite thing to do in the summer?
“Go to Tropical Sno and Fuel Good with my friends.”
What’s your favorite type of music?
What two words describe you?
What’s your favorite trip ever taken?
Who are your favorite pro basketball players?
“Kyrie Irving and LeBron James.”
What’s your dream job?
“To become a sports data analyst.”
Grab a key rebound or take a charge?
“Take a charge.”
Foods: Spaghetti, Alfredo
Television show: “The Vampire Diaries”