September 23rd, 2016

20 Questions with Lauren Tharp

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

20 Questions with Lauren Tharp
Lauren Tharp is a defensive specialist for Mercy / photo provided by the Tharp 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


Name: Lauren Tharp


Age: 16


Current school: Mercy Academy


Current Sports playing: Volleyball


Parish/grade school attended: St. Michael


GPA: 3.9


Colleges considering or attending: Committed to the University of Kentucky.


1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Winning state in 2014.


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


3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? "If I Ain't Got You" – Alicia Keys


4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Misty May – Treanor because of her mental toughness and work ethic.


5. What is your favorite movie quote? "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure." – Coach Carter


6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? My faith allows me to never give up, to  give maximum effort and always keep a positive attitude.


7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Scooby Doo


8. All-time favorite board game? Sorry


9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? iPhone, 1010.


10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Moes


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


12. What is your greatest fear? Heights


13. What is your best quality/characteristic? I'm easy to talk too.


14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Cookie Dough


15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? 6 a.m. because that's when I wake up and start my day.


16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? Tharp, it's my last name.


17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? Churchill Park


18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? I can sing.


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 relive all of the great moments I've had in 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 pick Jesus and ask him why bad things happen to good people.


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