West Point-Beemer Girls Track and Field Standout Kendra Paasch signed with Wayne State on Monday. Paasch talks about her decision to become a Wildcat. “I have a true passion for Track and Field. I love shotput and discus. And as for picking the school that was a hard decision, but it came down to the closeness to home and the coach itself. I definitely feel like Wayne is where I feel the most at home.”
Paasch, who also played Volleyball at West Point-Beemer and is a member of the Cadets’ Girls Basketball Team, chose WSC over UNK and Concordia.
She plans to study Chemistry at Wayne State.
Paasch was a state medalist for the Cadets in 2016 and 2017, and says she would like to throw farther than she ever has before. “Yes it would be great to go back to state again. I want to try and place a little bit higher in both events, especially shot. I think I can break that 40 mark this year, last year just falling a couple inches short. And discus I want to see if I can push 140 if possible.”
Paasch holds the school record in shot put with a throw of 39’4, and also threw the discus 131’10 last year.
She is the daughter of David and Karin Paasch.