September 14th, 2018

20 Questions with Karly McKinney

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Conor Revell

Staff Writer

20 Questions with Karly McKinney
Karly McKinney / photo by Conor Revell

On a weekly basis, Louisville Catholic Sports posts the Campbellsville-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: Karly McKinney

Age: 16

Current school: Holy Cross High School

Current Sports playing: soccer & basketball

Parish/grade school attended: St. Lawrence/Notre Dame Academy

High school GPA (optional): 4.4

Colleges considering or attending: University of Kentucky, Vanderbilt University, University of Notre Dame

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Beating Presentation in PK’s for this year’s “All A” with my team.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? Subway sandwich.

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? If I Ain’t Got You by Alicia Keys

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? I really look up to Angel McCoughtry. Not only is she a two-time Olympic gold medalist, but she also founded an organization to motivate and empower youth to recognize their dreams while instilling good character.

5. What is your favorite movie quote? “Just tap it in. Just tap it in.” – Happy Gilmore

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? Before every game, my team joins hands and prays the Hail Mary. Sharing my faith with my team only unifies us more and gives us a common reason to play. It encourages us to do the little things, like picking up an opposing player when they are down.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Fry from Futurama

8. All-time favorite board game? Clue

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? iPhone; Snapchat

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Christi’s Cafe

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Survivor

12. What is your greatest fear? Escalators

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? Seeing the positive in any situation

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Cheese fries

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? My favorite hour of the day is around 10 p.m. because I can finally be back in my bed.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? Some of my friends call me “Karls.” It started in grade school.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? Harbor House of Louisville

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? I can hit every note on Rock Band.

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 experience a major historical event. I don’t want to see the future, I’d rather be surprised.

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 my grandpa that passed away before I could meet him. I’d ask what it was like meeting my grandma in Japan.



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