August 15th, 2013

20 Questions with Emma Asher

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

20 Questions with Emma Asher
Asher hopes to lead the Toppers back to the Seventh Region tournament / file photo by Paul Najjar

Each week, the Louisville Catholic Sports Network 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: Emma Asher    

Age: 16

Current school: Presentation Academy

Current Sports playing: Volleyball

Parish/grade school attended: Holy Spirit

Colleges considering or attending: WKU, Transylvania, Bellarmine, Hanover, Campbellsville 

Bio:  I am a senior at Presentation Academy. I have two older sisters, Erin and Heather. Both graduated from Pres. I have played volleyball since grade school and when I was a freshmen year I made the transition from DS to setter. I am a cofounder, treasurer, and a senior officer for Best Buddies at Presentation. I am also a volunteer counselor at Camp MARC, a summer camp for special needs adults and children held each summer in Dover, TN, near the KY-TN border.

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? My proudest athletic moment was being named to the Seventh Region Volleyball All-Tournament when I was a junior. I also received the team’s "Commander in Chief" award at the Presentation Academy Volleyball banquet.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? The Crunch Salad from the Chop Shop

3.  If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? Give Me One Reason- Tracy Chapman

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? One athlete I look up to on the college level is Kevin Ware. I'm sure many people look up to him after his unfortunate accident. He has overcome so many obstacles and has seen his accident as a test and a blessing rather than a setback. Ware has worked harder than ever and has earned a lot of respect from people all over the world. We should not only look up to him because of his skill but also his attitude towards the game.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? "It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live." -- Albus Dumbledore, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? Faith impacts how I approach sports by opening my eyes to the great opportunities and privileges I have. I cannot express how thankful I am to be fortunate enough to be able to do something I love with the people I love each day.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? The minions from “Despicable Me.

8. All-time favorite board game? Apples to Apples.

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

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? The Cafe

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? The Real Housewives of New Jersey

12. What is your greatest fear? My greatest fear is raccoons. 

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? I consider myself very compassionate. 

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Frozen yogurt from Ce Fiore.

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? My favorite hour of the day is 10 a.m. because that’s when I feel begin to actually feel awake and productive.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? Emmer and Em, just names my friends and family called me from time to time that seemed to stick.

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

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? I can make a perfect frozen yogurt thanks to my job.

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 prefer to go back in time because everything seemed so simple! It would be nice and refreshing to be without technology for a bit.  

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 love to meet Randy Pausch, author of “The Last Lecture.” In psychology we touched on his life and situation a bit and it was extremely inspiring.  I would ask for some strategies to keep positive and make the best of life, something he was tremendously skilled at. 


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