August 8th, 2014

20 Questions with Nikki Koval

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

20 Questions with Nikki Koval
Koval is a libero for Mercy / photo by Holly Koval

Since 1974 the Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic has served the local area for orthopaedic problems and musculosketal issues. The sports medicine program has team physicians for local high schools which provide sports physicals and urgent care for athletes.

On a weekly basis, Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic is proud to sponsor the "20 Questions" that will feature a high school student-athlete in the local Catholic high school community. If there is a specific student-athlete that you’d like to know or hear more about, email future suggestions to

Name: Nikki Koval

Age: 17

Current school: Mercy

Current Sports playing: volleyball

Parish/grade school attended: St. Patrick

High school GPA: 3.7

Colleges considering or attending: I have a volleyball scholarship for University of South Florida

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Being libero for Mercy when we were ranked #1 in the country

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Peanut butter, or pineapple.

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? Halo by Beyonce.

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Russ Smith, because he is little for his sport but still stands out.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? “And in the morning I’m making waffles!”

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? It helps me not get down on myself.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Perry the platypus.

8. All-time favorite board game? Monopoly.

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? IPhone and Google Maps because I’m terrible with directions.

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Bungalow Joes.

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Loiter Squad.

12. What is your greatest fear? The mask from Scream.

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? I laugh a lot.

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Kazoozles and samosa.

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? 12 a.m. because it’s the starts a new day.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? Nik, because people got too lazy to call me Nikki during volleyball.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? Harbor House.

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? Singing.

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 change a few things that I regret.

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 ask Miley Cyrus why she cut her hair and redid her image.

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