Meet the Athlete: Andrew Thompson
Published 10:39 am Thursday, December 19, 2013
Albert Lea senior hockey wing aspires to be a chiropractor
Q: What year are you in school?
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Q: What school do you attend?
A: Albert Lea High School.
Q: Who is your immediate family?
A: My mom is Marnie Thompson and my dad is Scott Thompson. I’m an only child.
Q: What sports are you involved in?
A: Hockey is the only sport that I play, but I used to play soccer.
Q: What is your favorite part of playing hockey?
A: Just being with the team and having fun on the ice.
Q: What has playing hockey taught you?
A: It’s taught me teamwork and to be myself.
Q: What number are you?
A: No. 4.
Q: How did you get started in hockey?
A: I was 4 years old when my dad got me into it.
Q: What sports did your family members play?
A: My dad played hockey for Roy (Nystrom) when he was in high school, so that’s kind of cool. My mom played basketball and volleyball.
Q: What are your college plans?
A: I want to go to a university. I don’t know what I want to major in yet, but I want to be a chiropractor. It’s a four-year degree with two years of extra schooling.
Q: Who is your favorite professional athlete? Why?
A: Patrick Kane from the Blackhawks because of his hands. The way he moves around the ice and his shot, too — I’d like to be able to do that.
Q: What is your favorite school subject?
A: Right now, I like math. Throughout the years, I haven’t. But this year math has been interesting for me. I’m taking Precalculus.
Q: Who is your favorite teacher?
A: Kevin Gentz or Jim Haney.
Q: What are your hobbies?
A: I like to longboard in the summer and paintball.
Q: What is your dream job?
A: To be a chiropractor.
Q: What is your favorite TV show?
A: “NHL 36.” It follows an NHL player around for 36 hours and tells you what they do. It’s on NHL Network.
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: Pizza, for sure. I like pepperoni.
Q: What is an interesting fact about you?
A: I got battery acid in my eye this summer. I was putting a new battery in my jetski, and there’s a cap that I pulled. You’re supposed to pull it before you put the acid in there, but I pulled it after.
Q: How did you clean out your eye?
A: I went to the hospital, and they sprayed it with saline water for 45 minutes.
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