July 1st, 2016

20 Questions with Abby Shipley

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Conor Revell

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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 Shipley

Age: 17

Current school: Presentation Academy

Current Sports playing: Softball

Parish/grade school attended: St. Nicholas Academy

High school GPA (optional): 3.95

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? My proudest athletic moment would have to be hitting a homerun in my first varsity appearance as a freshman.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? My favorite thing to eat before a game is a banana and peanut butter!

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? I would have to choose Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis.

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? I look up to Griffin Joiner, former University of Kentucky catcher on the softball team, because of her amazing talent and determination.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? “Dear 8 pounds 6 ounces... new born infant Jesus, don't even know a word yet.” – Ricky Bobby

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? My faith allows me to realize that God blessed me with an amazing talent and it also allows me to understand that everything in the game happens for a reason, therefore I just need to give it my all and God handles the rest.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? My favorite cartoon character is Tigger because of his hilarious personality.

8. All-time favorite board game? Chutes and Ladders

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? I have an IPhone and my favorite app would have to be twitter.

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? The best local restaurant is Highland Morning.

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? I do not watch reality TV shows because I don't really enjoy them.

12. What is your greatest fear? My greatest fear is losing the people that I love.

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? My best quality is my energetic personality.

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? My favorite comfort food is definitely ice-cream.

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? My favorite hour of the day is 11 p.m. because that is when Friends comes on Nick at Nite.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? My nickname is Tater and I received it when I was playing machine pitch at 6 years old. Some guy went up to my dad and told him I “tatered” the ball and it just stuck.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? I really enjoy volunteering at St. Vincent DePaul in the food pantry.

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? My friends and family say I can sing pretty well.

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 travel back in time to be able to live throw some of the events we learn about in history class.

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 former Coach, Tracy Caplinger, what allowed him to be so extremely faithful towards God and how he allowed God to live fully through himself. Fly High Coach Tracy.

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