May 18th, 2018

20 Questions with Tanner McCauley

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Conor Revell

Staff Writer

20 Questions with Tanner McCauley
Tanner McCauley / photo provided by the McCauley family

On a weekly basis, Louisville Catholic Sports posts 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: Tanner McCauley

Age: 18

Current school: Holy Cross High School

Current Sports playing: Cross Country and Track

Parish/grade school attended: Notre Dame Academy

Colleges considering or attending: University of the Cumberlands

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Winning state in Cross Country senior year

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Spaghetti the night before and peanut butter crackers the day of a meet.

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? Dirt Road Anthem by Jason Aldean.

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? N/A

5. What is your favorite movie quote? “I DON’T KNOW WHAT WE’RE YELLING ABOUT!” ~Brick Tamland

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? I thank God everyday because without him, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Eric Cartman is pretty funny but Patrick Star is a classic. It’s a toss up.

8. All-time favorite board game? Monopoly

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? iPhone, my favorite app is Twitter

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Roosters

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Big Brother is pretty good and funny.

12. What is your greatest fear? Falling to my death. It’s like a countdown and just freaks me out.

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? People say I have a great personality so I guess that.

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Sunflower Seeds

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? Dinner Time. I like eating a lot.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? I don’t have a nickname. Tanner is a relatively unique name.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? I worked with the Louisville Metro Police Foundation for my senior service project and really enjoyed it.

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? I can juggle.

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or backward - which would you select and why? Backward. I would go back to the day I messed my ankle up that ended my high school career.

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 pick Jesus and ask him what is my path he is leading me down.


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