July 11th, 2014

20 Questions with Miranda Elpers

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor


20 Questions with Miranda Elpers
Elpers on the attack / photo provided by the Elpers 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: Miranda Elpers

Age: 17

Current school: Assumption High School

Current Sports playing: Volleyball

Parish/grade school attended: Our Lady of Lourdes

High school GPA: 3.98

Colleges considering or attending: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Coming back after tearing my ACL.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Almonds or a granola bar

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? Ride Wit Me - Nelly

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Roger Federer, because he has faced a lot of adversity and continues to be great despite all of it.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? "It was a terrible resume. He mentioned prison, and in Special Skills he said, Keeping it real." – The Heat

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? It impacts me a lot because God has put me where I am. We pray before every match and it is a great time to reflect on what God has done for us.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Tasmanian Devil

8. All-time favorite board game? Shoots and Ladders

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

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Frankfort Avenue Beer Depot.  It's the best!

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? The Bachelorette.

12. What is your greatest fear? Being kidnapped.

13. What is your best quality/characteristic?  I am hardworking and love to joke around.

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Macaroni and Cheese.

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? 8 a.m. in the summer because I wake early and I’m ready to start the day.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? Mo-mo. I got it because when I was little I didn't go anywhere without my pacifier.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? The first grade class at St. Francis of Assisi.

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? I can make a chicken noise.

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 go backward to start my volleyball career again.

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 Michael Phelps what it was like to win his first gold medal.

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