January 10th, 2013

"20 Questions" with Raven Merriweather

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

"20 Questions" with Raven Merriweather
Merriweather drives to the basket / photo provided by Merriweather

Injured Valkyries star tackles the questions

Name: Raven Merriweather

Age: 16

Current school: Sacred Heart Academy

Current Sports playing: Basketball

Parish/grade school attended: Johnson Middle School

High school GPA: 3.6

Colleges considering or attending: I'm not sure yet.


1. What is your proudest athletic moment? When I first made an All-Tournament Team.


2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Subway: Subway Melt on wheat.


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


4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Maya Moore and Serena Williams because they both work hard and you can see it during their games.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? I don’t have a favorite movie quote, but my favorite quote is, "Let's get money!"


6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? I believe nothing is possible without God!


7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Stewie Griffin.


8. All-time favorite board game? Gestures.


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


10. What is your favorite local (non chain) restaurant? Cracker Barrel and Apple Bee's (it's a tie).


11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Love & Hip-hop.


12. What is your greatest fear? Losing my mom.


13. What is your best quality/characteristic? I say how I feel.


14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Sunflower Seeds.


15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? Night, because I finally get a chance to take a break and rest.


16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? Ray, it's short for Raven.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? At my church, Cable Baptist's community center, The Potter's House.


18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? I can sing.


19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or backward - which would you select and why? Backwards to when we played in Phoenix, I would've tried to prevent from getting kneed and tearing my ACL.


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? I would pick Serena Williams and I would ask her to go out to eat with me and go shopping (typical girl’s day out).


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