Athlete profile: Beau Cary
Athlete’s name: Beau Cary
School: Big Foot High School
Sports: Basketball, football, tennis
Honors/highlights for each sport: Basketball — second team All-Rock Valley South Conference as sophomore, first team as junior, two-year team captain and MVP, three letters; Football — all-conference honorable mention as junior, second team as senior, three letters
Season scoring stats, best times, etc. for each sport: Basketball — averaged 2.9 points and 2.6 rebounds per game as freshman; 9.0 ppg and 7.1 rebounds as a sophomore; 14.9 ppg and 8.0 rebounds as a junior
Describe yourself on/off the field: I always try to keep a positive attitude in whatever I do. I push to better myself in all aspects of my life each and every day.
How did you get started playing each of the sports or your favorite sport? My older brothers played sports, and I attended all of their games. I couldn’t wait until I was old enough to play.
Biggest influences or role models and why: My coach, Mike Dowden, really has helped me throughout high school, both on and off the court. Anything from not playing well to struggling in a class, he always has been there to support me.
Most memorable moment(s) in high school sports: Beating Clinton in the playoffs my sophomore year (basketball regional opener).
What advice would you give younger athletes about competing at the high school and/or collegiate levels? Enjoy it; it goes by faster than you think.
Favorite athlete(s): Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers)
Favorite team(s): UW Badgers
Post-high school plans: College and play basketball