March 1st, 2012

"20 Questions" With Michael Scheid

Sarah Newell

CSN Staff Writer

"20 Questions" With Michael Scheid
photo courtesy of Michael Scheid

 St. Xavier senior swimmer 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 questions 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.

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Name: Michael Scheid, Senior

  • Age: 18
  • Current school: Saint Xavier High School
  • Parish/grade school attended: Holy Trinity
  • High school GPA: 4.0 unweighted/ 4.87 weighted
  • Colleges considering: Michael is swimming for Notre Dame next year.


About Michael

Michael has been swimming for 11 years, and he recently was part of the St. Xavier Swim Team that captured the 24th consecutive state title at Ralph Wright Natatorium last weekend.

1. What is your proudest athletic moment?

Winning High School State in the 100 yard backstroke sophomore year.

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

Peanut butter crackers and a bottle of water

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song?

Someone would have to pay me to try out for American Idol because I am an awful singer, and I really do not want to embarrass myself on TV.

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

Jeremy Lin – He played off the bench for New York Knicks and had to work his way up to the starting position through hard work.

5. What is your favorite movie quote?

I'm not an ambi-turner.” -Zoolander

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

It helps keep me calm before each race.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character?

Arnold from Hey Arnold

8. All time favorite board game?


9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app?

 Iphone; facebook

10. What is your favorite local (non chain) restaurant in Louisville?

Sakura Blue

11. What is your favorite reality TV show?


12. What is your greatest fear?


13. What is your best quality/characteristic?


14. Favorite junk/comfort food?

Double stuffed oreos

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why?

3 o’clock; school ends

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

“Scheiderman” because I superimposed my face on to spiderman’s during an election in fifth grade.

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

The Cathedral of Assumption Soup Kitchen 

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess?

I’m good at ping-pong.

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or backward - which would you select and why?

I would travel backwards because I could meet parts of my family that have passed away.

20. If you could pick one person, dead or alive, and ask them just one question that they had to answer honestly, who would you pick and what would you ask?

Jesus “what happens when we die?”



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