Athlete of the Week: Annie Weckesser, Chaminade Julienne

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Athlete of the Week: Annie Weckesser, Chaminade Julienne

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Annie Weckesser

Name: Annie Weckesser

School: Chaminade Julienne

Grade: Junior

Age: 16

Sports: Basketball

Claim to fame/honors: Huber Heights resident is a third-year varsity guard; averages 11.5 points and 3.4 assists; honor student; member of CJ Student Council; Dabbelt Report Top 50; All-Ohio Southwest District Honorable Mention as a sophomore

Bet you didn’t know … I cried every morning when I had to leave my mom from preschool through kindergarten

Words you live by: Work hard and give it your all, you never know when this is gonna be over

Toughest opponent: Alter

Biggest influence: My mom and dad, sisters and coaches

Match-day rituals: I either eat a banana or pineapple, listen to music, and pray with my teammates.

What’s on your bedroom walls? A motivational note from my coach freshman year, drawings from my little cousins, and pictures of my family and friends.

When I’m bored I like to … go to the animal shelter and play with the dogs.

Favorite movie: Father of the Bride

Person who would play you in a movie: Kimberly Williams (played Annie Banks in Father of the Bride, where I got my name)

Favorite TV show: Grey’s Anatomy

Favorite musical artist: Luke Bryan

I can’t live without: Basketball

I can live without: An alarm clock

Event you’d like to attend: March Madness Final Four

Favorite book: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Favorite home-cooked meal: Spaghetti casserole

Favorite restaurant: BJ’s Brewhouse

Favorite smell: Chocolate chip cookies

Favorite cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Dick’s Sporting Goods

Vegetable you won’t eat: Brussels sprouts

I’d love to trade places for a day with … Ellen DeGeneres because she is a very giving person

Whose mind would you like to read? The President

Place where you’d love to travel? Hawaii or Rome

Talent you’d like to have? Singing

Favorite school subject: Math and science

Favorite athlete: Serena Williams

Favorite team: University of Dayton men’s basketball

Favorite Olympic sport: Gymnastics

Something in the world I’d like to change: Violence and negativity

Favorite sports moment: Making it to the final four in the AAU National Championships twice

Favorite junk food: Esther Price chocolates

Best thing about basketball: I get to do the thing I love every day alongside my teammates

In 10 years, I hope to be … A pharmacist or working somewhere in the medical field, maybe coaching, and hopefully married and starting a family.

Nominate an Athlete of the Week: Send an email to freelance writer Dave Lamb at d_lamb@msn.com. Please include the athlete’s name, school, sport and a phone number or email address where we can reach that athlete. Please include Athlete of the Week in the subject line.

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