August 14th, 2015

20 Questions with Shelby Olsen

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

20 Questions with Shelby Olsen
Olsen (in the white jersey) makes a pass / photo provided by the Olsen 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.

The Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic offers SPORTS INJURY URGENT CARE. Click for details: Urgent Care.

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: Shelby Olsen

Age: 16

Current school: Assumption High School

Current Sports playing: Volleyball

Parish/grade school attended: Notre Dame Academy

High school GPA (optional): 3.8

Colleges considering or attending: Northern Kentucky University

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Last season winning the Las Vegas tournament

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Subway

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? Breaking Free from High School Musical.

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Steph Curry, he was always told he was too small and would never make it big. This drove him to work harder and prove himself right and everyone else wrong.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? “In this life, it’s not what you hope for, it’s not what you deserve, it’s what you take!” - Magnolia

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? My faith has always driven me to never give up on anything and keep working because the more you work on your faith the better it gets. I think this applies to everything you do in life, including sports.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Spongebob

8. All-time favorite board game? Sorry

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

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Shogun

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Bachelor/Bachelorette.

12. What is your greatest fear? Drowning

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? I am very competitive when I need to be, but can be your friend off the court.

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Double Stuff Oreo’s

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? On game days, game time. Any other days lunch time.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? Smiley, my grade school vice principle called me this all through grade school because I was always smiling about something.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? I really enjoy going to the Cabbage Patch and playing volleyball with all the children there.

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

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 to travel forward because I want to know who and what will be in my future so I would know what I should focus on.

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 Hitler how he could be responsible for such a large catastrophe and only worry about the power he was gaining from it?

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