Luke Bjorklund, Reedsburg

Name: Luke Bjorklund

School: Reedsburg

Year: senior

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 dsemrau@madison.com.

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