Athlete of the Week: Audrey Trick, Tippecanoe High School

Name: Audrey Trick

School: Tippecanoe

Grade: Senior

Age: 17

Sport: Volleyball

Claim to fame/honors: Team captain; senior class representative; earned Red Devil Award as a junior; earned GWOC 4.0 athlete award; active in Octagon Club (service club); led team in aces; plans to attend Ohio State University and major in psychology with a pre-med focus and a minor in Spanish

Bet you didn’t know … I have a pet donkey

Words you live by: Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.

Toughest opponent: Troy, definitely

Biggest influence: Zach Vargo, my trainer

Match-day rituals: Teammate Cali Stewart and I usually sing on the bus

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

When I’m bored I like to … work out and discover new music

Favorite movie: Harry Potter

you in a movie: Leighton Meester

Favorite TV show: Breaking Bad

Favorite musical artist: Cage the Elephant

My dog, Blake

I can live without: Chemistry class

Event you’d like to attend: The Olympics

Favorite book: 1984 by George Orwell


Favorite restaurant: bd’s Mongolian Grill

Favorite smell: Fresh-cut grass

Favorite cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Pacsun

Vegetable you won’t eat: Sweet potatoes

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

Whose mind would you like to read? My coach Howard Garcia

Place where you’d love to travel? London

Talent you’d like to have? Singing


Favorite athlete: Ezekiel Elliott

Favorite team: Ohio State football

Favorite Olympic sport: Gymnastics

Something in the world I’d like to change: The recent violence in the United States

Favorite sports moment: Winning districts my sophomore year

Favorite junk food: Ice cream

Best thing about volleyball: It’s as much of a mental game as it is a physical game; every day you have potential to have an off day as much as a good day

In 10 years, I hope to be … finishing up my schooling and becoming a licensed psychiatrist

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