Lindstrom rubs elbows with state’s best at ESPN banquet
Superior High School senior Jessica Lindstrom mingled with some of the best athletes in Wisconsin recently at the 2013 Wisconsin Sports Awards.
The event, which took place Thursday at the Kern Center in Milwaukee, included appearances by Aaron Rodgers, Eddie Lacy, Mike McCarthy and Bo Ryan.
Lindstrom was among three girls nominated for Girls High School Basketball Player of the Year. Winning the award was Arike Ogunbowale of Diving Savior Holy Angels High School.
Mitch Lindstrom, Jessica’s father, said the high school senior spent about an hour and a half with other nominees in the reception area before the awards ceremony.
“Jess and her sister, Lindsey, got their pictures taken with Packer running back Eddie Lacy and Badger basketball players Frank Kaminski and Sam Dekker,” said Mitch Lindstrom. “The girls attempted to get a picture with Rodgers after the program, but he was in a hurry to get out of there so they didn’t.”
Mitch Lindstrom said it was a first-class banquet and a memorable experience.
Following are the complete list of winners:
High School Football Player of the Year
Matt Ferris, Appleton Xavier
Goodwill Power of Work Girls High School Basketball Player of the Year
Arike Ogunbowale, Divine Savior Holy Angels
Rick Majerus Boys High School Basketball Player of the Year
Luke Fischer, Germantown High School
Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
College Coach of the Year
Lance Leipold, UW-Whitewater football
College Athlete of the Year
Chris Borland, University of Wisconsin football
Baird Community Involved Player of the Year
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Professional Athlete of the Year
Matt Kenseth, NASCAR
Time Warner Cable Business Class Fan Friendly Team of the Year
Green Bay Packers
Associated Bank Inspirational Player of the Year
Ebony Nettles-Bey, Verona High School
Gruber Law Offices Coach of the Year
Steve Showalter, Germantown High School boys basketball
ATI Player of the Year
Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers
American Family Insurance Dream Team of the Year
Germantown High School boys basketball
Potawatomi Game of the Year
Dec. 29, 2013 – Packers vs. Bears (33-28)