March 23rd, 2018

20 Questions with A.J. Arnold

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

20 Questions with A.J. Arnold
Trinity's A.J. Arnold swings at a pitch / photo provided by the Arnold family

On a weekly basis, Louisville Catholic Sports posts the Campbellsville University-Louisville “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: AJ Arnold

Age: 18

Current school: Trinity

Current Sports playing: Baseball

Parish/grade school attended: St. Albert

High school GPA: 3.90

Colleges considering or attending: Bellarmine

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Beating St. Xavier in the regional final last year.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? PB&J

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? Chicken Fried – Zac Brown Band

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Mike Trout because he plays the game with his heart and he does the right thing on the field.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? “Why so serious?” – The Joker

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? I know that win or lose, God will always be on my side and has a plan for me that is much more important.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Buzz Lightyear

8. All-time favorite board game? Candy Land

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

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Salsaritas

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Cops

12. What is your greatest fear? Losing someone close to me.

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? Leadership

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Chips Ahoy

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? 12 a.m. because I stay up late and it’s quiet and peaceful.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? A.J. It is short for Andrew Joseph. People started calling me A.J. when I was younger and it has stuck.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? St. Johns Center for Homeless Men

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? Making pancakes.

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 forward to see all the new technology that has come out and see where we are as a society.

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 Derek Jeter how he stayed so clutch pressure situations throughout his career. 


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