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Meet the Athlete: Lexus Saltou

Senior plays tennis and softball for Albert Lea varsity

 

Q: What grade are you in?

A: I’m in 12th grade.

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

A: I live in Albert Lea and attend Albert Lea High School.

Q: Who is your immediate family?

A: Dad, Jason; mom, Dayna; sister, Mercedes.

Q: Which sports do you play?

A: I play tennis  and softball.

Q: What is your favorite part of playing your sports?

A: The memories you make with team bonding is my favorite part about playing sports.

Q: What has playing sports taught you?

A: Being part of a sports team has taught me to accept criticism.

Q: What’s your favorite sports memory?

A: My favorite sport memory is playing laser tag after competing at Big Nine for tennis.

Q: How did you get started in your sport?

A: My parents encouraged me to play sports, so I played the same sports as my sister.

Q: What sports did your family members play?

A: In high school my dad played football, and my sister played tennis, softball and track.

Q: What are your sports-related achievements?

A: In softball I’ve gotten Best Defense and MVP awards. In tennis last year I won at individuals.

Q: What are your sports-related goals?

A: My goals are to always improve and make myself better.

Q: Who is your favorite professional athlete? Why?

A: My favorite athlete is Serena Williams, because she holds the most major titles in tennis.

Q: What are your college plans? Major?

A: My plan is to attend Minnesota State University-Mankato. I want to major in bio-med.

Q: What is your favorite school subject?

A: History is probably my favorite school subject.

Q: Who is your favorite teacher?

A: Mr. James Haney has a way of making learning fun; I enjoy being in his class.

Q: What are your hobbies?

A: My hobbies are swimming and snowmobiling.

Q: What is your dream job?

A: I would like to be a podiatrist in my future.

Q: What is your favorite TV show?

A: I enjoy watching “The Fosters.”

Q: What is an interesting fact about you?

A: I like to workout and I can max out the leg press machine at 505 pounds.

About Tyler Julson

Tyler Julson covers sports for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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