February 23rd, 2018

20 Questions with Jordan Ridge

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Conor Revell

Staff Writer

20 Questions with Jordan Ridge
Assumption softball star Jordan Ridge / photo provided by the Ridge 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: Jordan Ridge               

Age: 17

Current school: Assumption High School

Current Sports playing: Softball

Parish/grade school attended: St. Gabriel

High school GPA (optional): 3.95

Colleges considering or attending: Western Kentucky University

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Signing to play Division I softball with Western Kentucky.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Peanut Butter and Crackers.

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? Take Me Home, Country Roads – John Denver

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Jessica Mendoza. She is so inspiring to young women around the world for becoming the first female commentator for a MLB game.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? “I got 20 eyes-closed strikeouts, 5 broken windshields, and 6 dead birds! I’m freakin’ awesome!” – The Benchwarmers

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? It impacts my approach to sports because I know God is watching over me and my teammates to keep us safe in everything we do.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Phineas and Ferb

8. All-time favorite board game? Monopoly

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

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Mac’s Dough House

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Any of the Bachelors: Bachelor, Bachelorette, and Bachelor in Paradise.

12. What is your greatest fear? Snakes

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

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Peanut Butter M&M’s.

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? Around 10 p.m. because that’s when I go to bed.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? I have a lot of nicknames, but my Assumption teammates call me Jordy. My coach freshman year gave all of us nicknames and that’s the one she came up for me.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? Heuser Hearing and Language Academy.

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? I am really good at the pogo-stick.

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 because I hate surprises and I want to see how my life would turn 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? I would choose Abe Lincoln and ask if he had a hat for each day of the week. 


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