April 18th, 2014

20 Questions with Alyssa Tarquinio

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor


20 Questions with Alyssa Tarquinio
Alyssa Tarquinio is Assumption's shortstop / photo by Conor Revell

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: Alyssa Tarquinio

Age: 17

Current school: Assumption High School

Current Sports playing: Softball

Parish/grade school attended: St. Gabriel

High school GPA (Optional): 3.7

Colleges considering or attending: St. Louis University, University of Louisville, University of Dayton

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Beating Male in the district tournament last year.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Welch’s fruit snack and a chocolate chip granola bar.

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? Long Live by Taylor Swift.

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Jessica Mendoza, because she is one of the greatest softball players of all time.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? “Help me, I’m poor..” –Bridesmaids

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? My faith keeps me grounded when things get intense on the field.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Bugs Bunny.

8. All-time favorite board game? Life.

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

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Ramsi’s Café on the World

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Real World Explosion.

12. What is your greatest fear? That when I am feeding balls into the pitching machine, I bend over to get another ball and my hair gets ripped off by the pitching machine.

13 What is your best quality/characteristic? Fun to be around and easy going.

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Cookies and chocolate.

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? 11 p.m. because it is my bed time.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? Tarq because my last name is Tarquinio and it is a short version of it.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? Home of the Innocence.

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? I am double jointed in my fingers.

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or backward - which would you select and why? Travel forward so that I could see if my life ends up the way I want it to.

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 God what happens after you die.

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