April 15th, 2016

20 Questions with Abby Wilder

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Conor Revell

Staff Writer


20 Questions with Abby Wilder
Abby Wilder is a catcher for Mercy / photo provided by the Wilder 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: Abby Wilder 

Age: 16

Current school: Mercy Academy 

Current sports: Softball 

Grade school: Noe Middle School 

High school GPA: 3.9 

College considering: Bellarmine, Spalding, EKU, and Transylvania University (just because my sister goes there and she's my best friend).

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Making a full lay out diving catch on a pop up bunt.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Cane's three chicken finger basket with an extra sauce

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? Pocketful of Sunshine by Natasha bedingfield 

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? I look up to Leigh Ellen Thomas because I feel like she shaped my softball skills when we played together and has made me an all around better player and person. She's truly my inspiration. 

5. What is your favorite movie quote? “You have to do everything you can. You have to work your hardest and if you stay positive you have a shot at a silver lining” – Silver Linings Playbook

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? My faith impacts my sports because I know everything happens for a reason and if I believe God will keep me safe while playing behind the plate. Also, I always pray before games. 

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? SpongeBob 

8. All-time favorite board game? Sorry 

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? iPhone, snapchat 

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Shogun 

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? The Voice

12. What is your greatest fear? Losing the people I care about most like my family.

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? I'm a natural leader. 

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Hot fries.

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? 7 p.m. because it's normally game time

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? Donna because I look like Donna from that 70's show.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? Habitat for Humanity.

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? Put my tongue into a four leaf clover.

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or backward - which would you select and why? Backwards, so I could have my whole family with me again and not at college or passed away.

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 pick my grandma on my Dads side and I would ask her about the hardships she went through and how she came out to be the wonderful human being she was.

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