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Published: May. 24, 2022 at 6:57 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - After graduating from West Valley Wolfpack as the class of 2022 Valedictorian, Daniel Abramowicz has decided to sign to the University of San Francisco.

Putting pen to paper on May 23, just short of two weeks after receiving his diploma, Abramowicz made his big decision and committed to continue his running career down in California. But this opportunity has only come as a result of the hard work and dedication Abramowicz has made to his athleticism. Abramowicz began running for sport in high school, but he started training before he was ten. Coming from a family of runners, Abramowicz was introduced to the sport at a young age and he would find himself running with the high school athletes when he was in “seventh grade” according to Dan Callahan. Then coach, Dan Callahan, took a quick interest in the boy noticing that while he wasn’t able to keep up with the older kids, he still showed signs of exceeding talent waiting to be developed.

Once Abramowicz became a student at West Valley High School, he still struggled as a freshman, performing “mid-j.v.” according to Abramowicz. Yet his mind ad focus was still set on competing with the best around him. Callahan spoke of a race in which a young Abramowicz looked to best the time of a teammate, calculating and strategizing his attacks and pacing to complete the task. This sort of thinking and performance is uncommon for a freshmen as suggested by Callahan.

Since then, Abramowicz has worked his way into being a stellar student athlete winning multiple state titles, along with being awarded the title of Gatorade player of the year for Alaska. Both in track and cross country, Abramowicz now dominates the long distance scene even lapping some of his opponents during track races.

As for the reasons Abramowicz chose San Francisco for new school, is due the “attention” that the coaches gave him while visiting. This likely made him feel at home as his coaches at West Valley have also given him lot’s of attention no matter where his performance level was.

Abramowicz intends to major in math and complete his time at the University of San Francisco in approximately two years.

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