April 21st, 2017

20 Questions with Braxton Downs

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

20 Questions with Braxton Downs
Braxton Downs is one of Assumption's top hitters / photo provided by the Downs family

On a weekly basis, Louisville Catholic Sports posts the Sullivan “20 Questions” feature that highlights a high school student-athlete in the local Catholic high school community. If there is a specific athlete that you’d like to know more about, email future suggestions to crevell@catholicsportsnet.com.

Name: Braxton Downs

Age: 15

Current school: Assumption High School

Current Sports playing: Softball

Parish/grade school attended: St. Albert the Great

GPA (optional):  3.85

Colleges considering or attending: Undecided

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? My proudest athletic moment would either have to be my regional game against Eastern High School, hitting a homerun against Male High School my freshman year, or turning a triple play against Ballard.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? My ideal snack before a game would be goldfish.

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? “H.O.L.Y.” by Florida Georgia Line or “24k Magic” by Bruno Mars.

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Kasey Cooper from Auburn University because she holds many records for her hitting. Also her attitude and love for the game is outstanding. She also was an Academic All-American which is very remarkable as well.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? "When life gets you down, do you wanna know what you've gotta do? Just keep swimming!" — Dory, Finding Nemo.

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? My faith impacts my approach to the game in numerous ways. My faith reminds me of why I am able to play the game, why I am able to be so passionate about the game, and why I have been given my ability to play. My faith reminds me that no matter which two teams are playing they are always on God’s team.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Princess Poppy from Trolls.

8. All-time favorite board game? My all-time favorite board game is Yahtzee!

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? iPhone and my favorite app would be Snapchat!

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Cunningham’s!

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Dance Moms.

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

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? I believe my best characteristic is that I am a quick learner and that I quickly adjust quickly when critiqued.

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Ice cream.

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? My favorite hour of the day would have to be what I call “softball practice hour(s).” I just love being out there on the field doing what I love with all of my favorite people around me.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? My nickname is “Boo”, my dad nicknamed me this because I was very clumsy when I was little and would get hurt a lot. When I got hurt I would call my injuries “Boo Boo’s” hint the nickname “Boo”!

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? My favorite place to provide community service would be at Binet School where I get to work with special needs children!

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? A hidden talent that I possess is that I am really good at doing hair, braiding and fixing!

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or backward - which would you select and why? Forward because I want to see if I fulfilled my dream of being an orthodontist and having 5 kids.

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 great-grandma who passed away and instead of asking a question I would just tell her I loved her one last time. 


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