Norby is a standout basketball, tennis and volleyball player for the 9C Sugarbeeters. And her list of accolades and accomplishments are almost endless as she nears the end of her high school career.
It may be volleyball season, but basketball is Norby’s top sport. She was All-Conference in her sophomore and junior seasons and was also All-State as a junior a year ago. Norby was also the team's MVP last season and was even named to the Mon/Dak girls’ all-star team. And to top it off, Norby also holds a school record with five 3-pointers in a single game.
In tennis, Norby is also well decorated. She has placed in the top five at state twice with doubles partner Katie Demert, including a No. 3 finish as a sophomore and a No. 5 finish last season. She was also an All-State selection in her sophomore and junior seasons.
Norby has also been Academic All-State all three years in all three sports thus far, as well as earned the MHSA US Bank Sportsmanship Award in volleyball and basketball as freshman, sophomore and junior.
Now with her senior season of volleyball almost over, Norby hopes to add to her success. She has already been All-Conference twice, as a sophomore and junior, and was named the teams defensive MVP last year.
Here's five questions with a Chinook volleyball standout, who has plenty more to do this year.
HDN: What were the goals of the Chinook volleyball team coming into the season?
Norby: “Our first goal was to improve from last year. And our other goals are to try and get out of divisionals and onto the state level, and to play well as a team. We just want to capitalize on what our team is and improve, we have a lot of potential, we just have to find it within ourselves.”
HDN: Who is your favorite conference rival to play?
Norby: “I would have to say North Star. They have always kind of been a rival in volleyball and basketball, and it always feels good to beat them. But in volleyball, (outside of the conference), I would also say Malta, it is nice to beat them because they are Class B.”
HDN: Volleyball players have a cheer for almost everything you do on the court, how are they important to the game?
Norby: “Volleyball is definitely an emotional sport, so you have to be really emotionally and mentally involved and plugged into the game. Cheering just brings that emotion into the game and just keeps you going, keeps you striving and keeps you positive.”
HDN: If you had to choose between basketball, tennis and volleyball, which sport would you play? Why?
Norby: “Basketball. I love the sport and I always have. Ever since I was five years old I have loved it and have always just wanted to keep improving and keep getting better.
HDN: Are there any big changes the team needs to make before the post season tournaments?
Norby: “I think we all need to get more emotionally involved and realize that everybody on our team has value, and that everybody on our team needs to be on the same page. We all need to be playing at 150 percent all the time instead of one person doing it here and one person doing it there. We all need to be on the same page and that is what we have been working on in practice.”