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.
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.