Albert Lea guard Goding Wal stands outside the school’s weight room before practice on Wednesday afternoon. — Drew Claussen/Albert Lea Tribune
Albert Lea guard Goding Wal stands outside the school’s weight room before practice on Wednesday afternoon. — Drew Claussen/Albert Lea Tribune

Meet the Athlete: Goding Wal

Published 9:48am Thursday, February 20, 2014

Albert Lea senior hopes to go into the computer science field

Q: What year are you in school?

A: Senior.

 

Q: What school do you attend?

A: Albert Lea.

 

Q: Who is your immediate family?

A: I have my dad and mom, seven brothers and one sister.

 

Q: What sports are you involved in?

A: Basketball is the only sport I play.

 

Q: What is your favorite part of playing basketball?

A: I like being together with the guys every day.

 

Q: What has playing basketball taught you?

A: It’s taught me a lot of life lessons about working hard and not giving up, even though some days you may want to.

 

Q: What number are you?

A: 10.

 

Q: How did you get started in basketball?

A: My friends played, and I’d just tag along and play for fun.

 

Q: What sports did your family members play?

A: Two of my brothers play basketball, too.

 

Q: What are your sports-related goals? 

A: I want to make it to state.

 

Q: What are your college plans? 

A: I want to go into computer science.

 

Q: Who is your favorite professional athlete? Why?

A: Chris Paul. He’s a smart player.

 

Q: What is your favorite school subject? 

A: Math.

 

Q: What is your dream job?

A: That would be something in the computer science field.

 

Q: What is your favorite TV show? 

A: “SportsCenter” on ESPN.

 

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: Ice cream.

 

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