Anderson named one of state’s best
Tahoe-Truckee High School is the proud home of a dominating soccer program, some of the nation’s best Nordic and Alpine skiers, rising young swimmers and a myriad of athletes who continue to make state and national headlines.
Combining athletic prowess with academics is a challenging task for all student athletes, yet for Krista Anderson, it is all just a day’s work.
TTHS nominated one girl and one boy who excelled in the areas of scholastic achievement, sports participation, aptitude test performance and community involvement.
This recommendation, coupled with Anderson’s essay on her experiences in high school sports, won her the distinction of being one of Northern Nevada’s Top 10 Student Athletes for the 2000-2001 school year.
Anderson earned four varsity letters in track and field, two in soccer and one in skiing. She was named to the all-League team in soccer and was on the NIAA’s all-State Academic Team during several seasons.
While maintaining a 3.93 Grade Point Average for a class rank of 6 out of 211, Anderson worked for the Nevada County Court as a translator, created the Tahoe Donner Junior Golf Club, taught skiing and held the office of student body vice-president for a year.
She will attend California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo this fall and major in materials engineering.
“Participation in athletics has taught me so many valuable lessons in life. Some of these lessons include cooperation, how to be a member of a team, how to succeed and fail, dedication and most of all how to have fun,” Anderson said.
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