April 7th, 2017

20 Questions with Ryan Davis

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

20 Questions with Ryan Davis
Ryan Davis on the base path / photo provided by the Davis 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: Ryan Davis

Age: 18

Current school: St. Xavier

Current Sports playing: Baseball

Parish/grade school attended: Holy Trinity

GPA: 3.8

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Hitting a homerun in the district championship en route to winning to winning a state championship

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Snickers candy bar

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? Springsteen by Eric Church.

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Anthony Rizzo, overcame childhood cancer and was able to overcome that and help the Cubs win their first World Series since 1908 last fall.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? "I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying." – Andy Dusfresne – Shawshank Redemption

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? My faith has a major impact on my approach to baseball. We start every game with a prayer as a team and my faith continues to allow mer to be the best player, teammate, and opponent that I can be.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Scooby-Doo

8. All-time favorite board game? Chess

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

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Outback

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Impractical Jokers

12. What is your greatest fear? Being burnt alive.

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? My competitiveness

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Potato Chips.

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? 6 p.m. because that's when dinner is ready.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? RD. It's always been my nickname from Coach Porta and everyone in the Saint Xavier baseball program.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? Project Warm

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? Ping Pong

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or backward - which would you select and why? Travel forward – I am curious to see how my life turns out.

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? Ken Griffey Jr – Ask him how he developed the perfect baseball swing.


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