Meet the Athlete: Emma Barnd

Published 9:45 am Thursday, October 27, 2016

What grade are you in?

Eleventh grade.

What town do you live in, and which school do you attend?

Emma Barnd

Emma Barnd

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I live in Wells, attend United South Central.

Who is your immediate family?

My mom, Nancy; and my dad, Andy; I’m an only child.

Which sports do you play?

Tennis, dance and track.

What is your favorite part of playing tennis?

Being part of a team and making memories, and how much of a family we are.

What has playing tennis taught you?

That winning isn’t everything, as long as you gave it your all and had fun.

What’s your favorite sports memory?

My favorite sports memory was when our team went to state.

Which game are you looking forward to most this year?

My first round match at state.

How did you get started in tennis?

My dad started teaching me when I was in first grade, and kept playing with me throughout the years.

What sports did your family members play?

Since I have no siblings, my dad played tennis and wrestled, and my mom was on her high school dance team.

What are your sports-related achievements?

Making it to state both as a team and an individual.

What are your sports-related goals?

To perform to the best of my abilities and have a lot of fun doing it.

Who is your favorite professional athlete? Why?

My favorite professional athlete is Roger Federer because he never gives up during his matches, and at the same time is not cocky when he wins. He is gracious, both winning and losing.

What are your college plans?

My college plans are to attend a four-year college or university and major in nursing.

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Who is your favorite teacher?

Mrs. Augustine

What are your hobbies?

Playing tennis, dance and watching Netflix.

What is your dream job?

Being a trauma nurse in the ER.

What is your favorite TV show?

“One Tree Hill.”

What is an interesting fact about you?

I know 22 digits of pi.