Meet the Athlete: Lamanda Johnson
Published 10:11 am Thursday, January 2, 2014
Albert Lea senior girls’ basketball player plans to attend Winona State University
Q: What year are you in school?
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Q: What school do you attend?
A: Albert Lea.
Q: Who is your immediate family?
A: My grandparents and my younger sister Larissa, who is in 11th grade.
Q: What sports are you involved in?
A: I play basketball, tennis and track and field.
Q: What is your favorite part of playing basketball?
A: I like the teamwork, the team bonding and the friends I’ve made.
Q: What has playing basketball taught you?
A: It’s taught me to communicate and have trust in other people.
Q: What number are you?
Q: How did you get started in basketball?
A: A couple of my friends were in it, so they got me into it.
Q: What sports did your family members play?
A: Larissa plays basketball and softball.
Q: What are your sports-related achievements?
A: My first year of tennis I made the varsity team, so that was nice.
Q: What are your sports-related goals?
A: Starting varsity for basketball was a goal, and I achieved that so it felt good.
Q: What are your college plans?
A: I plan to go to Winona State University, and hopefully I can run for their track team.
Q: Who is your favorite professional athlete? Why?
A: Adrian Peterson. I love football. He’s just a good athlete, and he stays positive.
Q: What is your favorite school subject?
A: Spanish. It’s a little difficult but I enjoy it.
Q: Who is your favorite teacher?
A: Margo Wayne. She’s never had a bad day. She’s always positive no matter what’s going on in her life.
Q: What are your hobbies?
A: I like figure skating.
Q: What is your dream job?
A: I’d like to be a surgeon or any type of doctor. I want to help people out.
Q: What is your favorite TV show?
A: “Teen Wolf.”
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: Alfredo with broccoli.
Q: What is an interesting fact about you?
A: I can eat no matter what. I love eating.
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