March 17th, 2011

"20 Key Questions" With Ian Tompkins

Chris Jung

Senior Writer

"20 Key Questions" With Ian Tompkins
photo courtesy of Joe Lilly

St. Xavier baseball senior takes on the Questions

Each week, will be getting to know a new student-athlete from the area by asking him/her a series of 20 key questions - some in-depth, some lighthearted - that will provide insight into the thoughts and personalities of the boys and girls who are doing great things on and off the local courts, fields, tracks, and courses. Below are the "20 Key Questions," brought to you by Key Financial Mortgage LLC.

St. Xavier High School senior Ian Tompkins owns a spot within one of the state's most dangerous baseball pitching rotations with the Tigers, and will undoubtedly be a key to how far St. X can and will go this season

Tompkins, who has already signed to continue his baseball career with Western Kentucky University next year, currently maintains a 3.4 GPA at St. X and is also an aspiring musician on the side. He plays the drums and guitar and is interested in pursuing a music theory major at WKU.

1. What is your favorite pump up music on game day?

August Burns Red

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game?

Spaghetti and Meatballs

3. Who is your biggest sleeper in the upcoming NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament?

Utah State

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level?

Tim Lincecum is the pro I look up to the most because he uses every square inch of his body to throw the ball, which is something hardly anyone can achieve. And because of his hair, obviously.

5. What is your favorite movie quote?

"Certainly in the topsy-turvy world of heavy rock, having a good solid piece of wood in your hand is often useful." - This Is Spinal Tap. 

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports?

I take advantage of my anatomical gifts. 

7. What keeps you motivated?

The competition

8. All time favorite board game?


9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry?


10. Favorite Facebook function?

The band page updates

11. What is your favorite reality TV show?

None of them

12. What is your favorite pro team?

Cincinnati Reds

13. What is your best quality/characteristic?

My long hair

14. Favorite junk/comfort food?

Refrigerated Swiss Cake Rolls

15. What is your favorite hour of the day?

10 o'clock because once every Thursday, a new "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" comes on.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it?

Don't have one 

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service?

Dare to Care

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess?

I am extremely good at arguing. Like really, I have no idea how my parents stand it.

19. What is one thing you wish scientists would invent?

A time machine

20. What is your proudest athletic moment?

No-hitting Trinity my junior year 


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