Video: Alyssa Wiebel describes the celebration that follows hitting a home run

Slugger for top-ranked Benton Community is an Athlete of the Year finalist

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Alyssa Wiebel has hit just a few home runs in her Benton Community softball career. Sixty-one, to be exact, which ranks No. 2 all-time in the state of Iowa.

Yet rounding the bases and celebrating with her team never gets old for the Athlete of the Year finalist, who will compete collegiately at Illinois State after being named Gatorade Player of the Year.

Watch the video above to find out why, and keep an eye out the rest of this summer — Wiebel might not be done hitting long balls for the 33-2 Bobcats, ranked No. 1 in Class 3A.

Meet the other Athlete of the Year finalists here and look for the winner to be announced Sunday.

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