May 29th, 2020

20 Questions with Michael Chou

Samantha Stallings


20 Questions with Michael Chou
photo provided by Michael Chou

On a weekly basis, Louisville Catholic Sports post 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: Michael Chou

Current School: Trinity High School

Current Sports Playing: Tennis

Grade school:  St. Margaret Mary

High School GPA:   4.0


1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Starting a tennis clinic for the kids at St. Joe’s.


2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Banana before the match, pasta the night before


3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? “Sunflower” - Post Malone and Swae Lee


4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Federer. His composure during matches and look of joy in victory are a testament to his hard work.


5.What is your favorite movie quote? ”Nobody is gonna hit as hard as life, but it ain’t how hard you can hit. It’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. It’s how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning’s done.” -Sylvester Stallone (Rocky)


6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? My faith allows me to see the bigger picture when I play. I don’t just play for myself but to help others grow as well. I believe that God has a bigger plan for all of us, and I just have to trust in it.


7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Toph (The Last Airbender)


8. All-time favorite board game? Settlers of Catan


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


10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Mama’s BBQ


11. What is your favorite reality TV show? The Masked Singer


12. What is your greatest fear? Living an unsatisfying life


13. What is your best quality/characteristic? I’m a dreamer.


14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Chocolate-covered Acai berries


15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? 9pm because it’s usually when I finish dinner and hang out with family or friends. You can also see the stars around this time.


16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? One of my friends on the tennis team started calling me Big Mike, and it’s stuck ever since.


17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? St. Petersburg Park (teaching tennis clinics)


18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? Finding the best hiding places


19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one to travel forward or backward which would you select and why? Backwards because traveling forward would mean that I miss out on the time I skipped.


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 Jesus what the afterlife was like.


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