January 15th, 2016

20 Questions with Will Olsen

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

20 Questions with Will Olsen
Olsen is a guard for the St. Xavier basketball team / photo by Jacob Hayslip

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: William Olsen

Age: 18

Current school: St. Xavier

Current Sports playing: Basketball

Parish/grade school attended: Holy Trinity

GPA (optional):  3.55

Colleges considering or attending: Centre, American, College of Charleston, Wabash, UK

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Beating Trinity this year.  

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Chick fil a sandwich

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? Chicken Fried by Zac Brown Band

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Doron Lamb, loved watching him in college and love following what he's up to on Twitter.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it- Ferris Bueller's Day Off

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? I looked to God to give me strength and convince in everything I do, especially basketball.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Scooby Doo

8. All-time favorite board game? Clue

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? iPhone

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Pat's Steak House

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Shark Tank

12. What is your greatest fear? Sharks

13. What is your best quality/characteristic?  I stay calm under pressure

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Pop Tarts

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? 6pm because I'm home from practice and my mom has dinner ready when I get home

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? Big Will, when I was younger I grew really earlier and was always taller than everyone my age so my coaches started calling me it and it carried with me.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? Project Warm

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? Im a pretty good golfer, I have beaten some of the top 5 state champion golfers from St.X.

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 relieve my favorite moments from my life

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 my grandfather who passed away before I was born if he's proud of me.

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