March 4th, 2016

20 Questions with Melissa Collins

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

20 Questions with Melissa Collins
photo provided by the Collins 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: Melissa Collins

Age: 16

Current school: Mercy Academy

Current Sports playing: Softball

Parish/grade school attended: St. Andrew Academy

GPA: 4.0

Colleges considering or attending: Centre, Hanover, or KCU.

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Playing in the state tournament back to back years and placing fourth and fifth.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? My mom's famous honey and peanut-butter sandwich. She always makes it for me on game day!

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? River Lea – Adele

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Former Kentucky basketball player, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, has been the athlete I have looked up to ever since I was in 7th grade. Not only is he an outstanding player, he also values the importance of family, something I strongly value as well.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? "Sometimes it’s the people no one imagines anything of... who do the things that no one can imagine.” – The Imitation Game 

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? My faith impacts my approach to sports because I know God blessed me with the ability to play the game that I love. Before the start of every inning, my teammates and I pray in the outfield, thanking God for giving us the opportunity to play softball.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Minions.

8. All-time favorite board game? Candy Land! When I was little, my dad never let me cheat to win the game. I guess you could say he taught me how to be a good sport!

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? iPhone all the way!

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Tuscany. They have the best baked ziti ever!

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Close call.. Either One Tree Hill or Vampire Diaries.

12. What is your greatest fear? Sneezing while I'm driving.

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? Positivity and bubbly personality.

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Cut off the roll chocolate chip cookie dough.

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? My favorite time is 9 a.m. It's not super early but you still have the whole day ahead of you to plan something fun.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? Mis. My sister started calling me this a few years ago, and it just kind of stuck.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? I enjoy volunteering at events for the American Lung Association.

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? I love doing yoga!

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 want to travel back in time to see how my grandparents were when they were my age.

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 pawpaw, who passed away when I was four, if he ever would have imagined that the little girl who used to love sparkles and fufu would have grown up to love dirt and eye black.

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