June 27th, 2013

20 Questions with Hayley Twyman

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

20 Questions with Hayley Twyman
Twyman makes a pitch against Owensboro Catholic at the state tournament / file photo by Conor Revell

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.

Name: Hayley Twyman

Age: 17

Current school: Mercy Academy (just graduated)

Current Sports playing: Softball

Parish/grade school attended: Christian Academy of Louisville

High school GPA (Optional): 3.9

Colleges considering or attending: Campbellsville University (playing softball)

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Winning the 2012 State Championship and being named to first team all state.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Any fruit. Usually pineapple or a banana.

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

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Jennie Finch because she shows what it is to be a true role model and amazing woman on and off the field.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? Life is like a box of chocolate, you never know what you’re going to get – Forest Gump.

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? My faith gives me strength to lead my team and help overcome any adversity we might face all year.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? SpongeBob.

8. All-time favorite board game? Trouble.

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

10. What is your favorite local (non chain) restaurant? El Nopal.

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

12. What is your greatest fear? Elevators.

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? Being outspoken.

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? McDonalds Strawberry Milkshakes.

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? 4:30 because that’s when I get off work every day during the week.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? Momma T, Mommy Tommy – My teammate Jordan Vorbrink gave it to me because I act like the mom of every team.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? Down Syndrome Of Louisville.

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? Family champion at the Wii basketball 3 point contest.

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 do anything to go back in time to being a little girl and pitching in the yard with my dad every day, and tell myself to never take those moments for granted.

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? Ask Jennie Finch how she stayed grounded, and secure in her faith even when she became famous all around the world.


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