Athlete of the Week: Dhira Venkatramani, Beavercreek High School

Dhira Venkatramani

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Dhira Venkatramani

Name: Dhira Venkatramani

School: Beavercreek

Sport: Tennis

Class: Junior

Age: 16

Claim to fame: Getting Athlete of the Year in tennis last year

Bet you didn’t know: That I’ve been playing tennis since I was 3 years old

Toughest opponent/why: Myself because I have to remember to be confident and stay positive in order to play my best

Favorite book: Harry Potter

Favorite movie: Jurassic Park

Favorite TV show: Shark Tank

Favorite musical artist: Bollywood

Favorite pro athlete/why: Roger Federer because he’s great at everything he does

Favorite smell: Anything fruity

Favorite home-cooked meal: Baked ziti

Match-day rituals: I always have to have apple juice with me during my matches

Person who would play me in a movie/why: Priyanka Chopra because I guess she looks like me

Words you live by: Whatever happens happens for the best

Biggest influence/why: My sister because she’s such a hard-working, positive person

I am most annoyed by: When people enter through exit doors or exit through entrance doors at stores

I can’t live without: Apple juice

Most embarrassing moment: When I fell in gym class

In 10 years, I’ll be: Out of college and have a job

Best thing about tennis: Requires mental and physical work

Worst thing about tennis: Can’t think of anything

Vegetable I just won’t eat: Chayote squash

Favorite junk food: Teddy Grahams

Favorite school subject: History

Last DVD or video game I bought: I have never bought a DVD or video game

Person whose brain you’d like to pick: Mahatma Gandhi

Love to trade places for a day with: My parents

When I’m bored, I like to: Read

Worst habit: I still watch some PBS kids shows

On your bedroom walls: A painting of a family of horses

Talent I’d most like to have: Playing a musical instrument. I’ve never been good with music.

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