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Senior Spotlight — Vanessa Martinez

Vanessa Martinez

Name: Vanessa Martinez.

Nickname: Ness.

School:  Ohio High School.

Date/place of birth: 5/28/96 Ottawa.

Hometown: Ohio.

Family: Shelly (Mom), Anthony (brother), Samantha (sister), Morgan and Nicholas (twin brothers).

Sports: Volleyball, basketball, softball, track and field.

Favorite sport and why: Volleyball. I like the competitiveness and intensity while I play with my team.

Likes: Sports, perfectly tied shoes, family and friends, and uh, ice cream.

Dislikes: Lazy people (you know who you are), the way the cafeteria smells when we have broccoli for lunch, and the Packers.

Person with the greatest influence on my athletic career (and why): Kurt Folk. He has always pushed me in sports in a positive way.

Person with the greatest influence in my life (and why): My mother and my grandma.  They are very supportive and have been therefor me through everything.

If stranded on a deserted island, I would have my: magical lamp so I could have my three wishes.

The CD in my player at home/car is: Uh nothing. I have an IPod. The ‘90s want their CDs back.

People would be surprised to know: I don’t have a CD player.

I stay home to watch: The Walking Dead and Sports.

When I need luck for a big game, I: don’t do anything- there’s no such thing as luck, just PRACTICE.

The funniest person I’ve ever met: Everyone! I never stop laughing, especially once I start, then it goes on, and on, and on…..

What they’ll say about me at school after I graduate: I miss Vanessa’s contagious laugh!

Most embarrassing moment: Attempting to mimic the PE teacher and kick the top of the door frame, missing, I gracefully (not) landed on the gym floor and hit my head really hard.  Everyone laughed at me!

Most unforgettable moment: Winning the Lady Lion Invite - my shoes were tied so perfectly that day!

Ultimate sports fantasy: Meeting and beating my main man Joa-Kim in basketball.

What I would like to do in life: Make those Benjamins.

Three words that best describe myself: Intelligent, athletic, spontaneous.

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