Athlete of the Week: Marissa Wenzler, Centerville High School

Marissa Wenzler

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Marissa Wenzler

Name: Marissa Wenzler

School: Centerville

Grade: Junior

Age: 17

Sport: Golf

Claim to fame/honors: School record for lowest average (75.5), lowest score in a high school event (68), program record at sectionals (69), lowest two-day total at state in program history as a freshman (77, 78).

Bet you didn’t know … I used to dance and play soccer

Words you live by: Everything happens for a reason

Toughest opponent: Myself

Biggest influence: My big brother, Ryan, who is an aspiring professional golfer

Match-day rituals: Listening to music

What’s on your bedroom walls? Pictures of my friends and family

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

Favorite movie: Mean Girls

Person who would play you in a movie: Emma Stone

Favorite TV show: Survivor

Favorite musical artist: Major Lazer

I can’t live without: Golf

I can live without: Homework

Event you’d like to attend: The Masters

Favorite book: Divergent series

Favorite home-cooked meal: Steak

Favorite restaurant: Chipotle

Favorite smell: Vanilla cupcake

Favorite cereal: Cheerios

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: lululemon

Vegetable you won’t eat: Broccoli

I’d love to trade places for a day with … the Kardashians

Whose mind would you like to read? Jason Day

Place where you’d love to travel? Spain

Talent you’d like to have? Singing

Favorite school subject: Math

Favorite athlete: Justin Thomas

Favorite team: My high school golf team

Favorite Olympic sport: Gymnastics

Something in the world I’d like to change: Violence

Favorite sports moment: When Paula Creamer made a 75-foot eagle putt to win the HSBC Women’s Champions event

Favorite junk food: Oreos

Best thing about golf: The competition it brings and the challenges I face every day with the sport.

In 10 years, I hope to be … playing on the LPGA Tour

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