N-G Athletes of the Week

N-G Athletes of the Week

Brice Dodds

Senior, Unity

Cross-country

Recent accomplishment: Finished second in last week's Okaw Valley Conference meet with a 3-mile time of 16 minutes, 29 seconds.

Quote: "Cross-country means determination. Running every day in all sorts of conditions. It's a lot of wear and tear on your mind and body."

Favorite meal: Tacos

Before a meet, I get ready by ... listening to rap music.

In a word, I am ... egotistical.

My favorite band is ... Fall Out Boy.

If I could go anywhere, it would be ... every state in the U.S.

For one day, I would like to trade places with ... Will Smith.

My most memorable moment in athletics is ... last year's state meet.

My favorite subject is ... P.E.

My favorite movie is ... "Hancock."

Dream job: Personal trainer

Dream date: Jessica Alba

My favorite athlete is ... Dwyane Wade.

My hero outside of athletics is ... my uncle David.

If I could compete at any venue, it would be ... the Olympics.

My favorite athletic team is ... the St. Louis Cardinals.

When I am president, I will ... lower gas prices.

People don't know that I ... read a lot.

My guilty pleasure is ... "World of Warcraft."

If I could attend any university, I would choose ... the University of Florida.

Obama or McCain? Obama

Honorable mention: Dillon Docherty, Monticello soccer; Matt Franks, Unity football; Charlie Hopkins, Milford golf; Bryan Ideus, Rantoul golf; Nathaniel Khachaturian, St. Thomas More golf; Ryan Murphy, St. Thomas More golf; Ryan Root, Centennial cross-country; Clark Schmidt, St. Thomas More golf; Scott Showers, Schlarman soccer; Matt Silver, Hoopeston Area/Bismarck-Henning soccer; Ian Tate, St. Thomas More golf; Joselin Viljevac, Danville cross-country; Willy Wilner, Judah Christian golf

Katarina Marjanovic

Junior, Urbana

Tennis

Recent accomplishments: Won the Big 12 Conference and sectional singles titles. At the Big 12 meet, she was 3-0 and lost two games. At sectional, she was 4-0 and lost five games.

Quote: "I try to play in practice as I would in a real match. I mentally prepare myself for a long day of matches."

Favorite meal: Italian food

Before a meet I get ready by ... eating cookies.

In a word, I am ... versatile.

My favorite band is ... The Strokes.

If I could go anywhere, it would be ... Italy.

For one day, I would like to trade places with ... Roger Federer.

My most memorable moment in athletics is ... once when I played kickball, I broke my finger catching a ball.

My favorite subject is ... Spanish.

My favorite movie is ... "Forrest Gump."

Dream job: Architect

My favorite athlete is ... Jelena Jankovic.

My hero outside of athletics is ... Superman.

If I were not competing, I would be ... going to the movies.

I celebrate after a win by ... going out for ice cream.

If I could compete at any venue, it would be ... Wimbledon.

My favorite athletic team is ... the Fighting Illini.

People don't know that ... I can juggle.

When I am wealthy, I would like to ... own a red Ferrari.

My guilty pleasure is ... chocolate.

My role models are ... my parents.

If I could attend any university, I would choose ... Harvard.

Honorable mention: Neli Crawford, Centennial cross-country; Lizzy Dombroski, Centennial golf; Alexis Freund, St. Thomas More golf; Lori Haas, Bismarck-Henning tennis; Katie Jean, St. Thomas More golf; Alexis Julian, Danville tennis; MaryKate Krouse, Centennial tennis; Lisa LeCleir, Danville tennis; Shelby Mammano, Centennial tennis; Megan Mast, Centennial tennis; Maria Mears, Centennial tennis; Sidney Overman, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley golf

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