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Door County Student-Athlete Q&A: Demi Ploor

Name: Demi Ploor

School/Grade: Sevastopol HS/Senior

Sports: Volleyball and track and field; Wisconsin Volleyball Academy

Honors:

  • B and A Academic Honor Roll

VOLLEYBALL

  • 2nd Team All-Conference (2013, 2014)
  • 1st Team All-Conference/Unanimous (2015)
  • 3rd Team Green Bay All-Area Team (2015)

TRACK AND FIELD

  • Sectional Qualifier 4×200 Girls Relay (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • State Qualifier – Pole Vault/9th place (2015)
  • State Qualifier – Pole Vault/2nd place (2016)

 

How did you become involved in volleyball and track and field?

I have lived in the gym since I was a baby. There is a photo of me in a volleyball cart as a child during one of my mom’s volleyball practices. My mom was a collegiate volleyball player herself and a coach, so it all grew on me.

For track, my Dad would work at track clinics in the summer and he would take me with to see some of his athletes compete. He let me try pole-vaulting one day and I liked it, but I was still thinking about softball. Knowing I was talented and had the opportunity to go to state was what made me focus on pole-vaulting.

 

Who have been some of your mentors in your life?

My parents, definitely. They have always been there for me. My mom is more of my technical person and makes sure I don’t create any bad habits. My dad knows how to push me to the limit and keeps me focused. The coaches that I have had throughout my high school years have known how to push me.

 

What are your current plans after you finish high school?

I plan to go the University of Wisconsin-Stout. I am going to try to play volleyball and track and will see if I am capable of doing both while focusing on my studies. I am looking into majoring in graphic arts/media and minoring in health and wellness.

 

Describe your most memorable moment in your athletic career?

Going to state for pole-vaulting in my junior year. My favorite part was actually the car ride down with my friends who brought a TV and played video games on the way down. After my last jump and realizing that I finished second with my family there felt pretty awesome.

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