Athlete of the Week Mechanicsburg High School

Name: Katie Bush

School: Mechanicsburg High School

Grade: 12

Age: 17

Sports: Volleyball and bowling

Claim to fame/honors: Volleyball: Honorable mention all league (sophomore), 2nd team all league (junior), 2 time honorable mention all district (sophomore and junior), 1st team all league (senior) and 2nd team all district (senior); Bowling: 3 time first team all league, District Runner Up (sophomore), District Champs (junior), 1st team all district (junior), Sectional Champs (junior), State Champions (sophomore), 3rd in the state (junior) and 2nd team all Ohio (junior)

Words you live by: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13 and "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." - Tim Notke

Toughest opponent: Volleyball, Catholic Central; Bowling, Cold Water

Biggest influence: Parents, family and teammates

Game-day rituals: Listen to my music, laugh with teammates, talk to coach, pray

What's on your bedroom walls: Pictures of Tim Tebow, The University of Florida and pictures of family and friends

When I'm bored I like to … Go to the barn and play with my pigs or go outside and practice volleyball

Favorite movie: American Sniper

Favorite TV show: Chasing Life and Switched at Birth

Favorite musical artist: Wiz Khalifa (See You Again)

Favorite book: Fault in our Stars

Favorite home-cooked meal: Cheesy potatoes and Mac n cheese

Favorite restaurant: Max and Erma's

Whose mind would you like to read: God and my opponents

Place where you'd love to travel: Australia

Talent you'd like to have: Be able to dance

Favorite school subject: Math

Favorite athlete: Misty May Treanor

Favorite team: University of Florida

Something in the world I'd like to change: Less testing in high school and learn the life skills we need everyday. Find a cure to cancer.

Favorite sports moment: Winning State Championship

Favorite junk food: Ice cream

Best thing about your favorite sport: The team atmosphere and being like a family with them