ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Teryn Karlstad

EAU CLAIRE, Wis, (WEAU) The Eau Claire Regis girls basketball team is undefeated in Western Cloverbelt play this season and leading the way for the Ramblers is Teryn Karlstad. The senior is averaging 18 points game has become the on floor leader for the squad and has adapted to the role.

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"For me, I have improved on changing roles as every season I feel like I have had a different role. Last year it was more rebounding and getting in the post, but this year I am more a scorer and I think I make a bigger difference on the team.

Ramblers head coach Patrick Boughton is a witness to the effort Karlstad brings to the floor each game.

"Teryn every night is a hard worker and is going to bring the best effort that she can. A lot of people would refer to her as a "gamer" and she really qualifies as that. She is going to show up, give you her best effort and work, get the rebounds, score and whatever you ask for her to do."

Karlstad has seen action in the Regis line-up since she was a freshman. After being a guard for most of her career, she has also added more post play to her game and has become a dual threat for Boughton's Ramblers.

"I think this year you can see what she can do as a point scorer. She has that ability as a stretch four player, and she does that for us. She stretches the floor and can do multiple things for us.

Karlstad enjoys the chance to change up her game.

"It's my favorite as I don't like being stuck down in the post. I like being able to drive and I plan on being a stretch four in college as well."

Last year the ramblers fell to state runners up Melrose-Mindoro in the regional finals, This year,despite having a younger group that includes no juniors, Boughton and Karlstad have hopes they can make a deep playoff run once again.

"Our schedule is by far one of the hardest in the area when it comes to non-conference games. We face a lot of good teams and we look forward to those challenges helping us in the playoffs."

"Honestly I think it depends on the day and who shows up for us," says Karlstad. "We are a team. Sometimes we can be the greatest team and sometimes we can get in our own heads. If we have the right mentality and do our best we can get pretty far.