Athlete of the Week: Alex Neff, Oakwood High School

Name: Alex Neff

School: Oakwood

Grade: Senior

Age: 18

Sports: Basketball, baseball

Claim to fame/honors: Co-captain of basketball, sophomore year named first-team All-SWBL in baseball as an outfielder; junior year second-team SWBL; earned honorable mention All-SWBL sophomore year for basketball

Bet you didn’t know … I was in a movie called Home Run

Words you live by: Nothing great happens when you hold back

Toughest opponent: Monroe in baseball

Biggest influence: My parents and my older brother, Markus

Game-day rituals: I listen to country music

What’s on your bedroom walls? Baseball and basketball trophies

When I’m bored I like to … listen to music

Favorite movie: Moneyball

Person who would play you in a movie: Vin Diesel

Favorite TV show: Psyche

Favorite musical artist: Kenny Chesney

I can’t live without: Baseball

I can live without: School

Event you’d like to attend: World Series

Favorite book: The Bible

Favorite home-cooked meal: Spaghetti and meatballs

Favorite restaurant: Chipotle

Favorite smell: Burgers on the grill

Favorite cereal: Lucky Charms

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

Vegetable you won’t eat: Peas

I’d love to trade places for a day with … Joey Votto

Whose mind would you like to read? My twin brother, Andy

Place where you’d love to travel? Hawaii

Talent you’d like to have? Singing

Favorite school subject: Math

Favorite athlete: Joey Votto

Favorite team: Cincinnati Reds

Favorite Olympic sport: Basketball

Something in the world I’d like to change: Getting rid of the DH (designated hitter)

Favorite sports moment: Winning SWBL three times (twice in baseball and once in basketball)

Favorite junk food: Dairy Queen ice

Best thing about baseball: Hitting

In 10 years, I hope to be … a professional baseball player

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