May 23rd, 2013

20 Questions with Sydney Thompson

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

20 Questions with Sydney Thompson
Sydney Thompson won the doubles championship with Katherine English last weekend / file photo by Conor Revell

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.

Name: Sydney Thompson

Age: 18

Current school: Sacred Heart Academy alumna

Current Sports playing: Tennis

Parish/grade school attended: St. Patrick

High school GPA (optional): 3.7

Colleges considering or attending: Bellarmine University (freshman)

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Winning the doubles state championship and the team state championship my senior year.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Cliff bar, granola bar, or some kind of fruit.

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? I would never make it to American Idol with my lovely voice. :)

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? I always looked up to Maria Sharapova when I was younger. Along with her mental toughness, she has great strokes and is an awesome tennis player.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? "Say hello to my little friend" – Scarface

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? Gives me hope, motivation, and the thought I can do anything I set my mind to.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Jerry from Tom & Jerry.

8. All-time favorite board game? Monopoly.

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

10. What is your favorite local (non-chain) restaurant? Marks Feed Store.

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? The Voice.

12. What is your greatest fear? Spiders.

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? Open mindedness, easy going.

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Mint Chocolate Chip Ice cream.

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? 2-3 p.m., because I've accomplished things in the morning and it's time to relax.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? People call me Syd, because clearly it is short for Sydney.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? My favorite was a mission trip I took to New Orleans to help rebuild houses from hurricane Katrina, through Rustic Pathways.

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? My creative skills in ceramics and drawing.

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or backward - which would you select and why? Forward, to see what the world is like in 100 years.

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? Steve Jobs; I would like to sit down with him and pick his brain about how he started his invention.


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