Marquette Senior High School, along with Superiorland Kiwanis, are proud to announce that Paige Whaley (girls swimming and diving) and Ty Lotterman (boys basketball) have been selected as the Student-Athletes of the Month for January 2020.
Paige Whaley is a senior at MSHS will be culminating her highly successful 4-year stint as a member of the Girls Swimming & Diving program at this Saturday’s U.P. Finals Meet.
Paige is a four-year varsity letter winner and is also a four-time selection to the All-U.P. Swimming & Diving Team. In addition, she was part of the record breaking 200 Free Relay and 400 Free Relay teams from the 2019 season.
Paige got her start with competitive swimming at just eight years old when she joined the Wildcat Aquatic Club (formerly the Marquette Killer Whales) to take part in YMCA/USA Swimming competitions. Through the Wildcat Aquatic Club, she was on the state championship teams in 2013 and from 2015-19. In 2019, Paige won and set the course record, for the Teal Lake Swim for Diabetes that is held annually in Negaunee.
Academically, Paige owns a 3.70 GPA. She has been named to the honor roll for each semester of enrollment and is a member of the MSHS National Honor Society. Paige is gaining additional experience to apply toward her future area of study through an internship with the U.P. Land Conservancy, where she assists with social media campaigns.
In December 2019, Paige signed a letter of commitment to attend Northern Michigan University, where she will also participate as a member of the Wildcat women’s swimming and diving program. Her planned course of study is environmental science with a focus in either hydrology or pollution.
Ty Lotterman is a junior student at MSHS and is in the midst of a breakout season as a member of the Varsity Boys Basketball Team. He and the team are having a great season and currently own a 13-3 record and are in first place in the Great Northern Conference (GNC) standings.
Ty’s ability as a versatile player with the ability to play just about any position on the floor with a high level of ability and energy has been a huge catalyst in the team’s success this season. He always has a strong presence in all areas of the stat sheet and currently averages 16 points and 7 rebounds per game on the season.
Ty is a three-sport student-athlete at MSHS and also participates as a member of the varsity football and track & field teams. With a 3.33 cumulative GPA, Ty’s academic standing serves as a positive compliment to his athletics success so far. Ty will undoubtedly continue this success throughout the remainder of his time at MSHS.
In his free time, Ty stays busy by regularly volunteering time with the Presbyterian Church in Big Bay. In addition, he has also committed time to helping with the newly formed Junior Wildcats Youth Basketball Program. Outside of school, he enjoys hunting, fishing and disc golf.