April 10th, 2015

20 Questions with Shelby Atzinger

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

20 Questions with Shelby Atzinger
Shelby Atzinger is Holy Cross' shortstop / photo provided by the Atzinger family

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.

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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 crevell@catholicsportsnet.com.

Name: Shelby Atzinger 

Age: 16

Current school: Holy Cross High School 

Current Sports playing: Softball

Parish/grade school attended: St. Paul / Johnson Traditional Middle School 

High school GPA: 3.7

Colleges considering or attending: University of Eastern Kentucky 

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Getting All “A” State Runner Up for the first time in Holy Cross softball history, last year in 2014. 

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Peanut butter and toast.                   

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? Picture – Kid Rock featuring Sheryl Crow. 

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? My brother, Blake Atzinger, he shows me that you have to work for what you want. He says nothing is ever given to you. He has an all-around great attitude to the game of football and I respect that more than anything. 

5. What is your favorite movie quote? "Hero's get remembered, but legends never die." -The Sandlot. 

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? My faith teaches me to keep pushing through hard times, to always believe that everything happens for a reason.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? SpongeBob. 

8. All-time favorite board game? Monsters INC (LIFE). 

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? iPhone. My favorite app is Pandora. 

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Texas Roadhouse. 

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Cops. 

12. What is your greatest fear? Sky diving. 

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? Always positive with a good attitude and I’m a good leader. 

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Oreos and milk. 

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? When I get out of school and I walk to the softball locker room to get ready for the game that day. 

 16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? Sheebz and I got it from my brother and sister. Whenever I was little they started calling me that for some reason. 

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? Norton Healthcare Hospital.

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? I shoot a bow and arrow when I go deer hunting. 

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 choose backwards because I loved having my sister Lindsey (who is no longer with us) around. 

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 Cassie Reilly-Boccia (first baseman for Alabama in 2012) how it felt to actually publish a book about winning the World College World Series Championship in 2012. 

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