February 21st, 2013

20 Questions with Jack Schmitt

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

20 Questions with Jack Schmitt
Schmitt shooting a free-throw

Junior sharpshooter tackles the questions

Each week, LouisvilleCatholicSports.com 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. To see past editions of "20 Questions," please click here.

Name: Jack Schmitt.

Age: 17.

Current school: Holy Cross.

Current Sports playing: Basketball.

Parish/grade school attended: St. Paul.

High school GPA: 3.5.

Colleges considering or attending: Unsure

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Beating Pikeville for Holy Cross’ first ever All “A” state win.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Turkey sandwich, banana and yogurt.

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

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Teddy Bridgewater, because of his toughness as a person and an athlete.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? “Why do we fall down? So we can learn to pick ourselves back up.” – Batman Begins.

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? My faith shows me that no matter what I will always have God by my side when I’m playing.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Batman.

8. All time favorite board game? Monopoly.

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? None, my phone barely works.

10. What is your favorite local (non chain) restaurant? Bonnie and Clyde’s pizza.

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Call of the Wildman.

12. What is your greatest fear? Spiders.

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? My athleticism.

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Nutty Bars.

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? 3:00 PM because that’s about time school gets out.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? Jumpin’ Jack, I got it in grade school from my coach.

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

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? I’m good at corn hole.

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or backward - which would you select and why? Backward, so I could spend time with my Dad.

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, I would ask if I am making it to heaven.


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