August 4th, 2017

20 Questions with Peyton McClinton

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

20 Questions with Peyton McClinton
Presentation's Peyton McClinton is an outside hitter / photo provided by the McClinton 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

Name: Peyton McClinton

Age: 17

Current school: Presentation Academy

Current Sports playing:  Volleyball

Parish/grade school attended: St. Paul

High school GPA: 4.0

Colleges considering or attending: I am attending the University of North Carolina Asheville on a scholarship for volleyball.

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? My proudest athletic moment was when my AAU team took third place in nationals this year and when I made the All-American team.

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

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? Picture to Burn - Taylor Swift.

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? I really look up to Kerri Walsh because she never gives up and has balanced her home life and career.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? “Hey, you guuuuys” - Sloth from The Goonies

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? My faith keeps me grounded when I am playing volleyball. I know that no matter what happens I will always have my faith and my family.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Spongebob

8. All-time favorite board game? Monopoly

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? iPhone and my favorite app is Twitter.

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? El Nopal

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Big Brother

12. What is your greatest fear? Drowning

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? I am very kind to everyone I meet and I am always willing to help others.

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Cookies and ice cream.

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? Right when I wake up because it is the start of a new day.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? I have a couple of nicknames, P and Peyt. They came from my volleyball teammates; they are easier to yell than Peyton is.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? Americana because I like to work with kids.

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? I can make my tongue into the shape of a flower.

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 go backwards so I could witness what life was like when my grandparents were 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 ask Taylor Swift if I could be in her best friend squad.


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