Cassie Ruettiger was our Ultimate Warrior in 2017.
Sports Played at West: Volleyball, Badminton, Wrestling Manager
College: University of Nebraska-Lincoln , Class of 2021
Sports Played in College: Intern for the Men’s Wrestling Team
Major: Secondary Education-Math
Why You Chose Your College: I knew I wanted to go to a big school, but I honestly never thought I would end up at Nebraska. Kyle went there, so my dad told me I should apply and see what happens. Well turns out Nebraska was the place for me. I couldn’t imagine a better college for me; I love the atmosphere, the campus, the people, and of course the sports.
Accomplishments in College: Dean’s List every semester.
Current Occupation: Student/Student Teacher
Favorite Athletic Memory at West: My favorite memory would be badminton state my senior year. My team and coaches were so supportive and it was my best showing at state.
Best Advice for Warrior Athletes: If you are thinking about trying a new sport or activity, do it. I never pictured myself playing badminton, but I couldn’t imagine my high school career without it. It is better to try it and not like it than not try it and regret it. Also, try to build relationships with everyone on your team. Those relationships you build will help your team on the court, field, etc because they will create an atmosphere that allows you to perform to your best abilities.