Shelbi Wuss
Shelbi Wuss
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Huntington, N.Y.
High School: Walt Whitman

High School: Competed at Walt Whitman HS under coaches Rufus Shepard and Mike Moccia ... She was a two-time section XI division I champion in the 3000m (2017) and 1500m (2017) runs ... All-County in the 3000m (2017) ... Holds Walt Whitman school records in the 1500-meter, indoor mile, 3000m, 3200m, 2-mile, and 5000m runs ... Also played soccer at Walt Whitman and competed at the club level for South Huntington, HBC and Brentwood Soccer Club ... Two-time All-County Academic honoree for soccer (2016) and track (2017) ... PR's - 1500m (4:46.52), 3000m (10:05.29), 3200m (10:51.75) ... 5000m XC (18:14.92).

Personal: Parents are Eric and Staci ... Dad, Eric, played hockey while at Stony Brook while mom, Staci, competed in equestrian at CW Post ... She has three younger siblings, Patrick, Ashli and Hayli ... She is studying biochemistry/pre-med and would like to pursue a career as a surgeon or doctor ... Shelbi was the valedictorian for the Walt Whitman Class of 2017 ... National Honor Society ... Principal's List ... SAT/ACT Scholar-Athlete ... AP Scholar with Distinction ... Huntington Scholar/Athlete Award recipient ... News12 Scholar-Athlete ... Suffolk Zone of the NYS Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Award ... New York State Scholarship for Academic Excellence ... Volunteered with the Wildcat Sports Camp for four years ... Girls Leaders Program (2014-17) ... Sports heroes are Steve Prefontaine and Louis Zamperini ... Non-sports heroes are Malala Yousafzai and her parents ... Her advice to youngsters is to "Do what makes you happy and follow your dreams".