Meet the Athlete: Jacob Luoma

Published 1:17 pm Friday, April 26, 2024

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Q: What grade are you in?
A: 10th

Q: What town do you live in, and which school do you attend?
A: I live in Albert lea and I attend Albert Lea High School

Q: Who is your immediate family?
A: My immediate family is my mom, Jillann Luoma, and dad, Lance Luoma, with my two siblings, Kaitlynn Indrelie and Daniel Mondeel

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Q: Which sports do you play?
A: I swim and play tennis

Q: What is your favorite part of playing your sport?
A: I really enjoy the growth aspect of tennis and how much I still have to improve

Q: What has playing that sport taught you?
A: Tennis has taught me all the work you put in by yourself when no one else is watching is the most important work where it’s just you and your thoughts.

Q: What’s your favorite sports memory?
A: My favorite sports memory is watching a former senior Shine Thu winning one of his last matches

Q: How did you get started in your sport?
A: I am not really sure how I got started with tennis, but I just found it interesting and decided to join

Q: What sports did your family members play?
A: My family played volleyball, wrestling, soccer and track

Q: What are your sports-
related achievements?
A: My achievements for sports are being on varsity tennis since my first year and being a captain two years in a row

Q: What are your sports-
related goals?
A: My goal is to make it to state at some point

Q: Who is your favorite professional athlete? Why?
A: My favorite athlete is Roger Federer. I base most of my tennis off of how he played

Q: What are your college plans? Major?
A: I want to go to Luther to play tennis and major in music

Q: What is your favorite school subject?
A: My favorite subject has always been music. I love everything about it and how much there is to learn.

Q: Who is your favorite teacher?
A: My favorite teacher is Mrs.Crissinger. She has taught me how to play the viola and is very inspirational and pushes me to be my best

Q: What are your hobbies?
A: My favorite hobbies are playing my instruments, the viola, and acoustic and electric guitar. I find it very relaxing.

Q: What is your dream job?
A: My dream job is to be in the Minnesota orchestra as a professional viola player

Q: What is your favorite TV show?
A: My favorite TV show is “The Curse of Oak Island.”

Q: What is an interesting fact about you?
A: I really enjoy music, and that is what I want to do with the rest of my life