March 6th, 2014

20 Questions with DeSales' Matt Schulman

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor


20 Questions with DeSales' Matt Schulman
Matt Schulman / photos provided by the Schulman family

Since 1974 the Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic has served the local area for orthopaedic problems and musculosketal issues. The sports medicine program has team physicians for local high schools which provide sports physicals and urgent care for athletes.

On a weekly basis, Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic is proud to sponsor the "20 Questions" that will feature a high school student-athlete in the local Catholic high school community. If there is a specific student-athlete that you’d like to know or hear more about, email future suggestions to crevell@catholicsportsnet.com.

Name: Matthew Schulman         

Age: 17

Current school: DeSales

Current Sports playing: Basketball

Parish/grade school attended: Ascension

High school GPA (Optional): 4.2 GPA

Colleges considering or attending: Murray State, Louisville, Embry Riddle, and SLU.

Bio: Son of Robin and Butch Schulman, brother of Ben, Halle, and Emily Schulman. I am a proud Jewish teen who is active in BBYO. I am an Eagle Scout in Troop 175.

At DeSales I am a member of the Key Club, Peer Leaders, National Honors Society, Beta Club, Environmental Club, and School Ambassadors. I am also a Kentucky Governor’s Scholar and a recipient of the Harvard Book Award.

I ran track my freshman and sophomore year, but I chose to dedicate my time to basketball where I have thrived. I enjoy reading and watching movies and being active in the community when not playing the sport of basketball.

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? My proudest athletic moment would be breaking DeSales’ drought of losing in the first round of Districts and reaching Regionals.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? I don’t have a specific ideal meal. I’ll eat practically anything and everything.

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? My “go to” song would be My Wish, by Rascal Flatts.

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Steve Nash, for his fundamental skills, court vision, and pure jump shot.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? My favorite movie quote is, “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the "present." – Kung Fu Panda

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? My faith has taught me to rise above much adversity, to remain a good sport, and most importantly to stay grounded and humble.

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

8. All-time favorite board game? My all-time favorite board game is Yahtzee.

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

10. What is your favorite local (non chain) restaurant? Wick’s Pizza

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Pawn Stars & Storage Wars

12. What is your greatest fear? My greatest fear is heights.

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? My best quality/characteristic is that I’m caring.

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Zebra Cakes

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? Whichever hour the sun is setting because it is relaxing.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? My nickname would be Matty Ice, and I got it from a personal trainer and my friend on my basketball team Hunter Tubb.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? Different public events that raise money for special cures.

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? I can play the piano and dance.

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 backward to see how my family escaped the Pogroms when they immigrated to America prior to WWII.

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 Leonardo Da Vinci where he got the inspiration for all of his incredibly revolutionary designs.

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