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Senior Spotlight — Kelsey Thompson

Kelsey Thompson

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013 10:10 a.m. CDT
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Kelsey Thompson says basketball is her favorite sport, "because it is about skill but also how much you know about the game."

Name: Kelsey Thompson.

Nickname(s): Big Red or K Thomp.

School: St. Bede Academy.

Date/place of birth: Aug. 16, 1995, Spring Valley.

Hometown: Spring Valley.

Family: Melanie (mom), John (dad), three brothers, one sister.

Sports: Basketball

Favorite sport and why: Basketball is my favorite sport because it is about skill but also how much you know about the game.

Likes: Taking care of people, Starbucks and working out.

Dislikes: Loud and obnoxious people.

Person with the greatest influence on my athletic career (and why): My older brother, Tyler, because he always pushes me to be the best player possible.

Person with the greatest influence in my life (and why): My mom, because she’s never afraid of a new challenge and she always achieves her goals.

If stranded on a deserted island, I would have my: dog Winston.

Last song I listened to: 23 by Miley Cyrus.

People would be surprised to know: I quit kindergarten to spend more time with my mom.

I stay home to watch: Sons of Anarchy and Betrayal.

When I need luck for a big game, I: I don’t believe luck has a factor in games, I believe it is in one’s determination and passion for the game.

The funniest person I’ve ever met (and why): My little sister Keeley, because you never know what is going to come out of her mouth.

What they’ll say about me at school after I graduate: I’m outgoing.

Most embarrassing moment: My first day at St. Bede sophomore year I walked into the wrong classroom of seniors.

Most unforgettable moment: Winning the Starved Rock Conference championship my seventh grade year at JFK.

Ultimate sports fantasy: Meeting Clay Matthews or Kobe Bryant.

What I would like to do in life: Become a plastic surgeon.

Three words that best describe myself: Reliable, determined, straight-forward.

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