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Meet the athlete: Odelia Jensen

A.L. swimmer leads the team as this year’s only senior

Q: What grade are you in?

A: Senior.

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

A: I live in Alden and go to school at Albert Lea High School.

Q: Who is your immediate family?

A: Paul and Jennifer Jensen are my parents, and Emily Jensen is my older sister.

Q: Which sports do you play?

A: I am on the swim team.

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

A: Meeting people I might not have reached out to on my own.

Q: What has playing that sport taught you?

A: Swimming has taught me how to function in groups of people I might not have chosen to work with on my own.

Q: What’s your favorite sports memory?

A: Cheery-eyed determination on the very first day of practice every year.

Q: How did you get started in your sport?

A: I swam with the Tiger Sharks at the YMCA from  a very young age.

Q: What sports did your family members play?

A: My dad was on his college swim team.

Q: What are your sports-related achievements?

A: I have lettered in swimming for three years, and I am a captain.

Q: What are your sports-
related goals?

A: Drop time in my 500 free and make my last year the best it can be for the other swimmers.

Q: Who is your favorite professional athlete? Why?

A: I don’t have a favorite.

Q: What are your college plans? Major?

A: I will be going to Dunwoody Technical College and get my welding certification.

Q: What is your favorite school subject?

A: Psychology.

Q: Who is your favorite teacher?

A: It’s  a tie between Mr. Fiscus and Mr. C.G. (Corey-Gruenes).

Q: What are your hobbies?

A: I love to do art, mainly drawing and sculpting.

Q: What is your dream job?

A: Something that has me financially stable enough to do things I want to do.

Q: What is your favorite TV show?

A: “Avatar: The Last Airbender”

Q: What is an interesting fact about you?

A: I broke both my arms at the same time, and I’ve accidentally had my eye super-glued shut.

About Tyler Julson

Tyler Julson covers sports for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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