Towering an impressive height of 6’2, it takes little effort to imagine Daria Ruediger, sophomore, dominating the basketball court. As a forward and center for the Varsity basketball team, Ruediger has been scoring big on the court since freshman year.

“I play basketball because it takes everything away. If I’m mad at something I channel the energy towards my game and everything disappears,” Ruediger said. She plans on taking her love for the sport  and translating it into a scholarship. With letters of interest already coming in, she is well on her way to making that dream a reality.

When she isn't perfecting her skills on the court, Ruediger is busy taking care of her family's farm. With horses to feed and turn-out to pasture, her free time is virtually nonexistent.

“I love all the animals. It’s a breeding facility and every year we have babies and that’s always fun. Watching the foals grow up and seeing the amazing talents they have is awesome,” Ruediger said. Her animal-centered upbringing has encouraged her to pursue becoming a veterinarian in the future.

In the meantime, Ruediger is exploring her love of writing through Amplifier. From covering the latest in sports, to the philanthropic efforts of her fellow students, or reviewing a school play, she’s excited that she has found an outlet for her passion.

Whether it be basketball or her potential career, Ruediger is nowhere near ready to just sit back and wait for it to happen, and she plans on working to make sure every one of her goals is accomplished.

Daria Ruediger, Staff Reporter

May 26, 2015
Schra-m&m (Story)
May 06, 2015
Sheppard’s new album, “Bombs Away,” falls flat (Story)
May 04, 2015
Payton Pritchard named Gatorade Oregon Player of the Year (Story)
Apr 17, 2015
Two WLHS athletes represent the school at the Annual Northwest Shootout (Story)
Apr 17, 2015
New bell, new sound, new objectives (Story)
Mar 20, 2015
Caesar Review (Story)
Mar 13, 2015
Polar Bear Plunge features freezing water and crazy energy (Story)
Mar 06, 2015
Baseball players gear up for a tough season (Story)
Feb 25, 2015
No plans yet to reschedule Sadie Hawkins Dance (Story)
Feb 24, 2015
West Linn Hot Shot (Story)
The independent student media site of West Linn High School
Daria Ruediger