Meet the Athlete: Taylor MartinPublished 11:23am Thursday, January 3, 2013
By Colleen Thompson
Q: What year are you in school?
Q: What school do you attend?
Q: Who is your immediate family?
A: My mom, Amy, and sister, Payton, who’s 13 years old.
Q: What sports are you involved in?
A: Basketball and volleyball.
Q: What numbers are you?
A: No. 52 in basketball and No. 12 in volleyball.
Q: How did you get started in basketball?
A: I started in either fourth or fifth grade. It’s always been my favorite. My mom always said to do what you love most, and it’s been my favorite ever since.
Q: How did you get started in volleyball?
A: I like the sport and enjoy playing it. There’s a lot of the same girls on the volleyball team as the basketball team because we’re such a small school. We all really get along and that makes it more fun.
Q: What other extra-curricular activities are you involved in?
A: I play flute in the band and sing soprano in the choir. I also work at the Dairy Queen in Wells on the weekends.
Q: Did your parents play sports when they were younger?
A: My mom played volleyball, softball and tennis. Tennis was her main sport, and she was pretty good at that. She also started playing basketball but didn’t finish it out.
Q: Do you have siblings who play or have played any sports?
A: Payton plays volleyball and basketball. She tried out for softball but didn’t really like it.
Q: What are your sports-related achievements?
A: I received Honorable Mention and All-Conference for basketball. I also was KATE Radio’s Athlete of the Week for basketball my sophomore and senior year.
Q: What are your sports-related goals?
A: Our team goal is to get to state this year. I also really want to reach my thousandth point this year but we’ll see.
Q: Who is your favorite professional athlete? Why?
A: LeBron James. I watched the Miami Heat game last week, and he’s just a really strong player. I admire the way he plays with confidence.
Q: What is your favorite school subject?
A: I really like English because I really like to read. I’m going to take a mythology class next semester, and I’m really looking forward to that!
Q: Who is your favorite teacher?
A: Kristen Hoiland. She’s a math teacher, and I really liked her because she’s giddy and happy all the time. She makes me excited to go to her class.
Q: What are your hobbies?
A: I read books. I read lots of books! I love hanging out with friends and swimming at the YMCA with my sister. I also like shopping with my mom, especially at Deb because they have a lot of stuff for pretty good prices.
Q: What is your dream job?
A: I plan on going to school for law enforcement. I’m not sure where I’m going to study yet, but my mom and I have been looking at colleges in Alexandria and Vermillion.
Q: What is your favorite movie or TV show?
A: My favorite movie is “Pitch Perfect,” which I just got for Christmas! My favorite TV show is “CSI” and anything that has to do with law and order.
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: Chicken alfredo! I just went to Olive Garden this weekend, and that’s the only thing I ever get there.
Q: What is an interesting fact about you?
A: Most people think I’m quiet, but when I’m with my friends I’m really loud. Well, we’re all loud, but I’m probably one of the loudest!