Athlete of the Week: Erika Kerr, Centerville High School

Name: Erika Kerr

School: Centerville

Grade: 2017 graduate

Age: 18

Sport: Volleyball

Claim to fame/honors: Three-year varsity player; named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association Phenom List in 2015; will play volleyball and study in the Zoo and Conservation Science program at Otterbein University.

Bet you didn’t know … I am half British

Words you live by: We have more to learn from animals than animals have to learn from us.

Toughest opponent: Mount Notre Dame

Biggest influence: My sister Kelly

Match-day rituals: Going with the team to My Favorite Muffin for a pregame meal

What’s on your bedroom walls? Animal posters

When I’m bored I like to … nap

Favorite movie: Deadpool

Person who would play you in a movie: Erin Andrews

Favorite TV show: The Amazing Race

Favorite musical artist: Florida Georgia Line

I can’t live without: My phone

I can live without: Bugs

Event you’d like to attend: The Country Music Awards

Favorite book: The Night Circus

Favorite home-cooked meal: Mom’s Swiss cheese chicken and corn on the cob

Favorite restaurant: J. Alexander’s

Favorite smell: Warm Vanilla Sugar from Bath and Body Works

Favorite cereal: Froot Loops

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Buckle

Vegetable you won’t eat: Brussels sprouts

I’d love to trade places for a day with … Jack Hanna

Whose mind would you like to read? My cat Oscar

Place where you’d love to travel? Africa

Talent you’d like to have? Cooking

Favorite school subject: Environmental science

Favorite athlete: Megan Courtney

Favorite team: University of Kentucky basketball

Favorite Olympic sport: Men’s volleyball

Something in the world I’d like to change: Pet abandonment

Favorite sports moment: CHS winning the first set ever against Mount Notre Dame last season

Favorite junk food: Nerds

Best thing about volleyball: Blocking

In 10 years, I hope to be … Working with giraffes at a zoo

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