- John Cummings Contributing Writer
Name: Ashleigh Holweger
Claim to fame: Probably some viral video of me being clumsy.
Bet you didn’t know: Half of my front tooth is fake because I chipped it on a Popsicle
Toughest opponent/why: Centerville because they always have a very talented team and, with us both being GWOC teams, we are always both very motivated to win.
Favorite book: The Champions Mind by Jim Afremow
Favorite movie: The Blind Side
Favorite TV show: The Office
Favorite musical artist/song: American Pie by Don McLean because I can’t not sing all 8 minutes and 34 seconds of that song.
Favorite pro athlete/why: Matt Anderson because he is a phenomenal volleyball player.
Favorite smell: Bonfire in the fall
Favorite home-cooked meal: My grandma’s mashed potatoes
Game-day rituals: 20-minute power nap, eat a Panther Paw form Main Street Deli at 5 p.m. sharp, and I always do a handstand in a back hallway before we play then visualize my team coming out on top.
Person who would play me in a movie/why: Lena Dunham…Not sure why, I took a BuzzFeed Survey and that’s what they told me.
Words you live by: “Everything happens for a reason” and “You get what you work for”
Biggest influence/why: My parents because they have taught me all the morals I have grown up with like hard work, honesty, and love.
I am most annoyed by: Slow walkers in the hallway
I can’t live without: Volleyball
Most embarrassing moment: My pants fell down while I was jump roping in kindergarten
In 10-years, I’ll be: Hopefully living in South Carolina and being a graphic designer and volleyball coach.
Best thing about volleyball: I get to play a game I love with people who end up my best friends. There is always something new to learn and skills to improve on. It’s an intense sport where every play matters.
Worst thing about volleyball: There’s nothing bad about it.
Vegetable I just won’t eat: Squash kind of grosses me out
Favorite junk food: Banana ice cream with bananas and peanut butter from Cold Stone
Favorite school subject: Art
Last DVD or video game I bought: MarioKart
Person whose brain you’d like to pick: My dog’s so I could see what he thinks about all day.
Love to trade places for a day with: My dog
When I’m bored, I like to: Draw
Worst habit: Waiting too long to put my clothes away so that the pile is taller than I.
On your bedroom walls: Hundreds of black and white pictures I have taken along with artwork and photos of old rock-n-roll artists.
Talent I’d most like to have: I wish I could fly.View full experience