Name: Luke Bjorklund
Sports: hockey, football, tennis
Hockey highlights: Luke was a four-time letterwinner and a three-time captain as a forward competing for the Reedsburg/Wisconsin Dells co-op program. He finished with 51 points in 19 games on 29 goals and 22 assists as a senior. A three-time Northern Badger Conference all-conference selection, he earned all-state honorable mention honors as a senior and junior. He was a unanimous all-conference first-team selection as a senior and earned all-league second-team honors as a junior and sophomore.
Football highlights: A three-time letterwinner, Luke was a two-year starter. As a senior, he was the starting quarterback and earned the team’s Most Valuable Player award on offense. He started at free safety as a junior.
Other sports highlights: Luke earned a letter playing No. 2 doubles in tennis as a freshman. He switched to track and field as a sophomore and was a two-time letterwinner, competing in the 400-meter dash, 400-meter relay and 1,600-meter relay. He was a sectional finalist as a junior while running the 400 relay. But he will compete in tennis this spring at No. 2 doubles.
Cumulative grade-point average: 4.0
Favorite subject: science
Quick quote: “Competing in sports has taught me work ethic, teamwork and leadership.”
Three words to describe me are: dedicated, driver, enthusiastic
I got my start in sports: from my brother, Brent. I started playing hockey when I was 5.
I wish I could play: lacrosse.
My most memorable moments in sports: playing in the 2011 WIAA state hockey tournament
I like about high school sports: a sense of family
I enjoy playing hockey because: it is quick paced and takes a team.
Advice: “Put in offseason work.”
My role models are: my dad, Chris, and my brother, Brent.
Most inspirational teammate: Jacob Clisch
My family includes: my mom, Lauren, and my sisters, Kendra and Jazmin
Words to live by: “The harder you work the luckier you get.”
Favorite athlete: professional hockey player Thomas Vanek
Favorite team: Chicago Blackhawks
Favorite opponent: Baraboo
Favorite movie: Limitless
Favorite TV show: Lost
Favorite food: anything my mom makes
Favorite fast food place: McDonald’s for breakfast
Favorite sport on TV: Hockey
Favorite place to visit: The Bahamas
I want to visit: Boston
I listen to on my iPod: Third Eye Blind; Sister Hazel; Gin Blossoms; Blink 182; Sum 41,
I get my news: from Fox News
Favorite website: ESPN.com
I drive: a Chevy Silverado.
Dream vehicle: Buell Lightning XB12
I can’t live without: My family
I like Reedsburg High School because: of the strong sense of community.
If I could change anything: cure cancer
I wish I could: play the guitar
I wish I could meet: Albert Einstein
Dream date: With my girlfriend on the moon
Dream gift: Buell motorcycle
My perfect day: make every day perfect.
I like to read: our school newspaper.
This and that: member of National Honor Society, History Club and Spanish Club … volunteer work includes: Toy Drive, serving as a physical therapy assistant at Senior Life Center, worked St. Patrick’s Day breakfasts and Fall Festivals for Sacred Heart Church, served as youth hockey goaltender coach … member of High Honor Roll throughout high school … class valedictorian … finalist for 2012 WIAA Scholar-Athlete award.
Hobbies: hunting, playing paint ball, taking motorcycle trips
Post-high school plans: attend Lawrence University to study biology and play hockey.
Did you know? I was born in Minnesota.
Career goal: attend medical school and become an orthopedic surgeon.
Prep Profiles, compiled by Dennis Semrau, run every Tuesday on Madison.com/sports and in the Wisconsin State Journal. If you would like to nominate a student-athlete who excels competitively and in the classroom, contact Dennis at 252-6490 or e-mail email@example.com.