Our next Love Maroon Live Gold Athlete of the Week is Ellie Helgerson! I have the privilege of personally knowing Ellie extremely well. Not only is she a great teammate and classmate, but she’s also a great best friend. I am very honored to have been given the opportunity to showcase her talents beyond just the basketball court. Ellie Helgerson is a senior captain of the Jaguar basketball team. If you have ever been around Ellie you know her smile and laugh are contagious, which are just a couple of traits that make her a great captain. The Jaguars coach, Leah Aamlid states, “Ellie is a selfless player who has the ability to make big shots. She had 4 three-pointers in our recent game vs. Mound Westonka. She has also started to become more of a vocal leader for our team and is very well respected by her teammates.” Evidently, Ellie is a big asset for the Jaguars and her hard work does not go unnoticed. Ellie trains for basketball as much as she can and she never fails to spread her passion for the game. Ellie plans to attend Iowa State University next year to major in interior design. Learn more about Ellie Helgerson below:
What grade are you in?
How long have you been playing your sport?
What is your pregame meal?
What is your favorite type of music?
Do you have any superstitions regarding sports?
If you had one superpower what would it be and why?
I would want to fly because I would be able to get from one place to another quickly and it would be really cool
If you could choose one teammate to be stuck on a deserted island with who would it be and why?
Julia Backlund because I wouldn’t get sick of her and we always laugh together. She probably would be smart enough to get us unstuck
Who is your favorite athlete?
What’s your pet peeve?
What sport do you wish you could play? Why?
I always wished I played volleyball because it is fun to play
Which teammate do you admire the most? Why?
I admire Abby Vogel the most because she is a great team leader, really hard worker, and is very fun to play with.
What’s your favorite drill to do at practice? Explain it.
Any shooting drill 🙂
If you’re having a bad day what cheers you up?
Being with friends or getting food
What is your favorite TV show?
The Bachelorette or A Million Little Things
What’s your favorite quote?
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Describe yourself in 3 words or less.
Hardworking, dependable, and happy
What’s your favorite subject/class?
My favorite class has either been Intro to Education or Coaching and Leadership