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Catherine Kelly – Junior – Moniteau
Sports Played: Track (varsity letter freshmen and sophomore year); Basketball (varsity letter freshmen and sophomore year)
Parents Names: Staci and Al Kelly
Siblings: Nathan (18), Carolyn (21)
Social Media Handles: Twitter- cath_kelly5 Instagram- catherine_kelly10
2021-22 Highlights: Second team all- KSAC, Mercer Holiday Tournament MVP, Second team All-Butler County, Highest GPA on the team, leading scorer on the team (basketball), second team all KSAC, KSAC champions (track)
College Athletics plan if applicable: Yes, I plan on continuing my basketball career in college.
Q: What was the first sport you played? Why did you play it? Did you like it?
A: The first sport I played was soccer and I played it because my older brother and sister played. When I was little I wanted to be like them so I played. I loved soccer. I think it helped shape me to be the athlete I am today.
Q: What is the most important factor in you being successful in high school athletics?
A: Confidence. I think if you have confidence in every move you make then you’ll go far and get to the places you want to be.
Q: What is your favorite non-sports “go-to” activity?
A: Relaxing and reading a good book.
Q: You could meet one sports figure, living or dead (1) who would it be and (2) what is the first thing you would ask them?
A: Steph Curry and I would ask him how he became one of the best shooters in the world.
Q: What is your favorite sport and if you could change one thing about your favorite sport, what would it be?
A: My favorite sport is basketball and I would add a shot clock to the high school level so teams can’t stall the ball for minutes at a time.
Q: If you could eat any food in the world right now, what would it be?
A: If I could eat any food it would be sushi.
Q: What is your ideal vacation spot?
A: Somewhere on a beach.
Q: Is there anything you wish we would have asked you? If so, what is the question/answer?