Bears News · Girls Athlete of the Month: October 2019


Girls Student Athlete of the Month:  Abbie Fuhriman

Let me just start off by saying a write up of Abbie just isn’t going to do her justice. Abbie Fuhriman is a model for all females on and off the field. She contributes with hard work and a never quit or give up attitude. She is always positive and uplifting. You ask her to do something and she is so willing to take of the task. Her “I got this” attitude will take her far in life. The only thing I know that holds Abbie back from accomplishing her goal or what is asked of her is time. Words that describe Abbie are Enthusiastic, Determined, Self-Disciplined, Passionate, Lively, Energetic, Exuberant, and the list can go on and on. I know her teammates think the world of her! All for good reasons. Her toughest things in life will be that not everything can be accomplished only because we cannot be perfect. As a coach the toughest thing for me was knowing that she wants to participate but because of self-sustained injuries, probably from overworking herself, kept her from playing.  I honestly can’t say enough about this wonderful young lady!

Jesse Esquivel
Head Girls’ Soccer Coach
Bear River High School

I have had the privilege of teaching Abbie in Health class her sophomore year as well as having the opportunity to have her come to my basketball camps when she was younger. I have continued to observe her as athletic director for four years and have been impressed with so many things about Abbie. One of her many great qualities that I noticed right off was just how hard she always works no matter what she is doing. Let me add she does everything. She does cross country alongside girls’
soccer, she does girls’ basketball and is a top distant runner in track. She also is a member of the student council! Whew! I am exhausted just thinking about it. This is why she qualified to run at state in cross country while being a big part of our girls’ soccer team and why she has a 4.0 GPA and why she will be a great success throughout her life. In addition to this I have always been so impressed with how she is kind and friendly to everyone she comes in contact with. She will write notes to people just expressing her gratitude and I once observed her writing a note to everyone on her team at the end of the season banquet. I would definitely say Abbie is a perfect example of what we look for in our student athletes. She is very competitive but always respectful with no contempt. Abbie is truly one of those athletes that cares as much or more for her teammate’s success as she does her own. I believe she has a quality that most adults as well as teens are searching for and that is being truly happy. I believe she is a happy person because she exemplifies what makes someone successful and that is the satisfaction of knowing that you have done the very best that you can and have treated people how you would want
to be treated. Thanks Abbie for being an example to me, my family and many others of what it takes to be happy and successful! I wish you the very best in your future!

Van Park
Athletic Director
Bear River High school