KUJAK WINS THREE SPORT ATHLETE AWARD
Thursday, July 21st, 2011 -- 10:36 AMBlair-Taylor's Hank Kujak has been selected as the second recipient of the Pat Richter Award presented by WisSports.net as the Triple Play Triple Threat Male Athlete of the Year. The Triple Play Triple Threat of the Week is an honor given on WisSports.net to the top senior boys and girls three-sport athletes in the state and is sponsored by the local community telephone companies of Wisconsin.
Hank played on the highly successful Blair-Taylor basketball team, which advanced to the WIAA State Tournament each of the past three seasons. Kujak played point guard for the Wildcats as a four-year letterwinner for head coach Randy Storlie. Blair-Taylor tallied an 86-17 record in Hank's four seasons on varsity, and he earned First Team All-Conference recognition in the Dairyland Conference as a sophomore, junior, and senior. He was an honorable mention All-State pick by the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association as a junior, and a unanimous First Team All-State choice as a senior.
In football, Blair-Taylor advanced to the Level 4 WIAA playoffs each of the last two seasons, recording 11-2 records both years as Hank received unanimous First Team All-Conference recognition as well. He passed for 1,094 yards and 12 touchdowns as a sophomore, 1,487 yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior, and 1,960 yards with 24 touchdowns as a senior. He received honorable mention All-State honors from the Associated Press following his senior season.
This spring, Kujak turned his attention to the track. He qualified for the WIAA Division 3 State Meet as a member of the school's 4x400 meter relay team. As a junior he made it to state in the triple jump and the 100-meter dash, taking seventh and eighth respectively.
Since Blair-Taylor (for now) offers summer baseball, he has been able to continue his career on the diamond as well. A pitcher and shortstop throughout his career, he also caught several times during his senior season. He once again earned First Team All-Conference recognition after batting .375 with 1 home run, 2 triples, 6 doubles, 10 RBI, and 10 stolen bases. He recorded a .490 on-base percentage and .700 slugging percentage. The seventh-seeded Wildcats upset second-seeded Arcadia 8-4 in a regional final on Tuesday.
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