Beyond the Spotlight w/ Catherine Buko

Catherine Buko is competing in her junior season at Nouvel Catholic Central.

What sport(s) and position(s) do you play and how many years have you been on the Varsity team?

I play volleyball, basketball, and soccer. In volleyball I am the setter and I have been on varsity for 3 years. I am the point guard in basketball and I have been on varsity for 2 years. In soccer I play defense and have been on varsity for 3 years.

List any academic or athletic achievements you have earned during high school career (i.e. honor roll, all-conference, student council, all-state, etc.)


Bishops Honor Roll

Academic all-state



Raji Mondol Memorial Award

Service Hour Award

What do you enjoy most about competing in high school sports?

I am looking forward to making memories with my team, having fun, and winning.

What is your best memory from HS sports so far, and why is it meaningful to you?

My best memory from high school sports so far is going to Sanford Lake and having a beach volleyball tournament with my team.

What are you looking forward to most this upcoming season?

I am looking forward to making memories with my team, having fun, and winning.

What’s your go to pre-game/contest meal? Where do you get it from?

My go to pre-game meal is a turkey bacon ranch from Tropical Smoothie.

Who is your team’s biggest rival? What makes that rivalry special or different from the other teams you’ll face this season?

My team’s biggest rival is Valley Lutheran because we are competitively equal schools and are about the same size.

What is one personal and one team goal that you have for this upcoming season?

One personal goal I have for this year is too become a good leader. As the setter I have to take control and be a positive leader for my team on and off the court. One goal I have for my team is to have a winning record.

If you could go back in time and give yourself one piece of advice as a Freshman, what you would it be?

If I could back in time and give myself advice as a freshman I would say to always challenge myself because the more that you are challenged the better you become.