Q. Have you ever played a sport that you were not successful at?
A. When I was younger I loved to swim so I tried it competitively and was terrible!
Q. How do you feel you’ve improved as an athlete since you first started playing?
A. I have definitely become more coordinated. I grew pretty quickly so I wasn’t very graceful as a child.
Q. What experiences have you had in sports have made you the athlete you are today?
A. My whole family plays sports so there has been quite a bit of competition within our family. They make me want to strive to be better.
Q. What is something that not everyone knows about you?
A. I have been to 45 of the 50 states. I have not been to Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Hawaii or Alaska.
Q. What is your favorite memory of playing sports at your school?
A. There are way too many to recall. But one that stands out is winning NCC’s for basketball last year.
Q. What’s your favorite music, movie, TV show, etc.?
A. Band: Mumford & Sons. Movie: She’s the Man. TV show: Awkward. Book: I don’t enjoy reading, so I would have to go with Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss. Team: Chicago Bears.
Q. Who is the best athlete in your respective sport you’ve ever gone up against?
A. Amanda Neill [who now plays volleyball at Purdue]. She graduated last year from McCutcheon but for volleyball and basketball she was one of the biggest threats to our team.
Q. What are your goals for your future? Do you plan on attending college?
A. I haven’t decided exactly where yet but I am planning on attending college and majoring in elementary education.
• Each week during the school year the Pharos-Tribune recognizes an athlete from one of five area high schools. The recipients are selected by each school’s athletic department.