Madelyn Brotnow Named Female Athlete of the 2017 Fall Season

November 20, 2017
Now in its fourth year, the West Chicago Community High School Athlete of the Season recognizes student athletes who have made a great contribution to the school. For the fall 2017 season, Madelyn Brotnow of West Chicago was selected to receive this honor.
Currently a senior, Brotnow has consistently been a multi-sport athlete. She participated in volleyball, basketball, and track freshman year, and ran cross country, track, and played basketball the past three years. She has been an individual sectional qualifier each year in cross country, and was named academic all-conference. Even as a three-sport athlete, Brotnow has found time to serve on Student Council and as a Student Ambassador, and is a member of the Health Occupations Students of America club.
A scholar-athlete, Brotnow has been on High Honor Roll every semester of her high school career. She is a member of National Honor Society, and the Foreign Language Honor Society.
When asked what inspires her as an athlete, Brotnow says, “Mae Elizabeth Gimre is an athlete that inspires me. She played basketball and ran cross country at WCCHS. I looked up to her and she served as a role model because each day she came with a positive effort and always gave 100% at practice.”

After high school, Brotnow plans to study at a 4-year university, continuing on to graduate school to become a physician’s assistant. She would like to participate in club sports, intramurals, and train for triathlons in college.
Brotnow has this advice for future athletes, “The most important thing is to always give your best effort because hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”
Becky Koltz, (630) 876-6215