CWS Student Athlete Spotlight: Danny Cornish

CWS Sports Desk

December 4, 2018

Wausau– The CWS Spotlight searched far and wide this week and settled on Danny Cornish of D.C. Everest.  Cornish is a senior leader on the Evergreens’ swimming team.  Take a look at the spotlight and find out what makes him tick!

CWS: It’s hard to believe we’re getting into the thick of the winter season already– what are some positives for your team to this point and what are you hoping to accomplish moving forward?

Cornish:  There are many positives that are coming with the team this year; we have all of our state qualifiers returning from last year and we have many talented freshmen again this year.  The depth we have is definitely a positive and having 26 guys this year makes it easy to fill the lineup.

CWS: How are you able to manage your time as a student athlete?

Cornish:  It can be difficult to manage time as a student and time as an athlete.  Everyone wants to be a great athlete, but to be a great athlete you have to work hard in school so you are eligible to even play the sport.  I am always one to work a lot in my study hall and use in class work time effectively because the less homework I have the more I can focus on being an athlete.

CWS: What can you say about the support your team gets from parents/fans/the community?

Cornish:  The support we get is outstanding!  Generous donors have helped purchase new accessories for our pool, including a new record board. Parents hold team dinners and support us at meets as timers and spectators.  We also have a community member that brings us snacks after practice a couple times a week. The community has really made an impact on us in the last couple of years.

CWS: What is your favorite subject in school?

Cornish:  My favorite subject in school is my Accounting/Business class.  I really enjoy math and I want to pursue a career in accounting.

CWS: What is something that people don’t know about you or would be surprised to learn about you?

Cornish:  I have been a varsity tennis player since freshman year, and I am also a good trumpet player.

CWS: Snapchat, Instagram or Twitter?

Cornish:  Snapchat, that is pretty much the way I talk to all my friends.

CWS: What are your plans after high school?

Cornish:  I plan on attending the University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire and majoring in Accounting and Finance.

CWS: Who is your favorite professional athlete?

Cornish:  Giannis Antetokounmpo because he has a strong work ethic.

CWS: What’s the best thing about being a student-athlete at Everest?

Cornish:   The best part of being a student athlete at Everest is that each and every coach tells you that you are a student first.  They all focus more on the grades in the classroom because they know to be a student athlete you have to be a student first.  

CWS: What words of wisdom can you give to younger student athletes?

Cornish:  ​ Work hard, nothing comes easy if you want to get great results you have to work for them.

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