Athlete of the Week: Lauren Hapgood, Oakwood High School

Lauren Hapgood

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Lauren Hapgood

Name: Lauren Hapgood

School: Oakwood

Grade: Junior

Age: 16

Sports: Golf, basketball

Claim to fame/honors: Varsity basketball since freshman year; first-team All-Southwestern Buckeye League, District 15 Underclassman Award, Southwest District honorable mention; two-time scholar-athlete; plays AAU basketball for Team Championship Behavior out of Cincinnati; competed for Oakwood boys JV golf team as freshman because there was no girls team; led girls team last year that finished fourth in sectional and qualified for district tournament.

Bet you didn’t know … that I have lived in five states

Words you live by: Dream big

Toughest opponent: Bellbrook

Biggest influence: My parents

Match-day rituals: I usually make a smoothie before every game

What’s on your bedroom walls? A white board with my schedule

When I’m bored I like to … watch Netflix

Favorite movie: Safe Haven

Person who would play you in a movie: Bethany Joy Lenz

Favorite TV show: The Vampire Diaries

Favorite musical artist: Rascal Flatts

I can’t live without: My phone

I can live without: Snow

Event you’d like to attend: The NBA Finals

Favorite book: The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks

Favorite home-cooked meal: Egg rolls

Favorite restaurant: O’Charley’s

Favorite smell: Cookies

Favorite cereal: Fruity Pebbles

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Nike

Vegetable you won’t eat: Bell peppers

I’d love to trade places for a day with … Nina Dobrev (actress)

Whose mind would you like to read? My sister

Place where you’d love to travel? Italy

Talent you’d like to have? Singing

Favorite school subject: Biology

Favorite athlete: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Favorite team: Oklahoma City Thunder

Favorite Olympic sport: Gymnastics

Something in the world I’d like to change: I just wish people were nicer to each other

Favorite sports moment: When the U.S. women’s national team won the World Cup

Favorite junk food: Cheez-It White Cheddar crackers

Best thing about basketball: Meeting a bunch of people and making new friends

In 10 years, I hope to be … a biomedical researcher

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