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Raising the Jolly Roger With… Abby Loudin

TENNERTON — In continuing to bring you the best sports coverage in Upshur County, the My Buckhannon sports department is pleased to bring you another edition of our weekly exclusive — Raising the Jolly Roger With…

In ‘Raising the Jolly Roger With…’ the My Buckhannon sports department will interview a senior student-athlete from Buckhannon-Upshur to get to know them better and what makes them tick both on and off the field. Don’t settle for cheap knockoffs!

Our student-athlete this week is Abby Loudin — enjoy!

1. Please list all the sports you have played at B-U and what year you played them? I have swam my freshman, sophomore, and senior year of high school.

2. What has been your favorite athletic moment at Buckhannon-Upshur that you participated in? My favorite moment is in the picture I have attached. It is a picture of my mom and I right before I swim. I have always appreciated my mom’s involvement in everything I have done and the special moments we shared together.

3. Describe your toughest practice at Buckhannon-Upshur. What sport and who was the coach? My toughest practices were always over Christmas break. My coaches were Micheal Roessing, Will and Brittany Squires. We always worked our hardest those weeks. The practices were the longest and hardest of the season.

4. Do you have a favorite saying from one of your head coaches? Coach Brittany would say “good luck little duck” before I swim.

5. What was or is your favorite class you have taken at Buckhannon-Upshur and who taught it? Why was it your favorite? My favorite class has been AP U.S. Government and Politics. Mr. Carr has always been one of my favorite teachers and his style of teaching works well with my learning style. He has always kept his class interesting and is always open for discussions and sharing opinions. I have learned a lot from his class and always feel like my voice matters.

6. What is your favorite thing about being a Buccaneer? My favorite thing about being a Buccaneer is the relationships I have built from it. I have made great friends and met great people. My teachers have always cared about my future and pushed me to do my best.

7. If you were asked to play another sport, what would it be and why? I probably would have played volleyball. I have always liked watching the sport and playing for fun.

8. Who is your hero and why? My hero is my little cousin Emmy. She has taught me so much just by babysitting her or spending time with her. She always has so much energy and makes me feel important when she greets me with a big hug or tells me she misses me. She’s always eager to show me a new toy in her room or play with playdough together. I love her and spending time with her. She is such a sweet little girl and I can’t wait to watch her grow up.

9. What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a lawyer.

10. What are your initial plans after graduation this spring? After I graduate I plan to work during the summer and then major in Political Science at WVU.

11. What question do you hate to answer? (Answer was left blank)

12. Who is the best athlete in your family?  My little sister is probably the best in our family.

13. Do you have a favorite vacation spot? If so, where? Any beach in Florida. I love Florida and the beaches there are so gorgeous.

14. What is your favorite food and one thing you won’t eat. My favorite food is mozzarella sticks and I will not eat tomatoes.

15. What advice would you give to a young athlete ready to start his/her time as a Buccaneer? The biggest takeaways are always going to be the experiences you have and the people you meet. In five years it is not going to matter which games you won or lost, because the one thing you’re going to remember is the fun memories you shared with your team.

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