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Academic All-State. 12 Varsity Letters...

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By Ava Diaz (lakeminnetonkamag.com)

Minnetonka High School senior—and NCAA Division II triathlete recruit for New York's Daemen College—Bella Buenting has devoted most of her life to her passion.

As the 2019 Minnesota Multisport Junior Athlete of the Year, an Academic All-State honoree and a recipient of 12 varsity letters between swimming, cross country and track and field, Bella is nothing short of a remarkable student-athlete....

“She is very organized, works extremely hard and is eager to please,” Minnetonka head cross country and track and field coach Jane Reimer-Morgan says.

Competing in triathlons since she was 8 years old, Bella was influenced by her dad, Mike Buenting, a longtime distance runner himself. As a coach and mentor for athletes across the globe, Mike also has experience as a former trainer at Life Time and as a cycling class instructor.  READ MORE

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