TENNERTON — In continuing to bring you the best sports coverage in Upshur County, the My Buckhannon sports department is pleased to present another edition of our 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.
Our student-athlete this week is Allison Andrew — enjoy!
1. Please list all the sports you have played at B-U and what year you played them? I have played soccer all four years of high school and I ran track my freshman and sophomore years.
2. What has been your favorite athletic moment at Buckhannon-Upshur that you participated in? My favorite moment from my four years of playing soccer is finally beating Bridgeport in the sectional championship game my senior year.
3. Describe your toughest practice at Buckhannon-Upshur. What sport and who was the coach? The toughest practices for me were the ones in track, because you were competing against yourself and it as all about self-improvement. Our coach was Jackie Zuliani.
4. Do you have a favorite saying from one of your head coaches? I don’t have just one saying, but all my coaches preached that if you work hard and are dedicated you can achieve anything.
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 was AP Psych I took my junior year that was taught by Mrs. Swift. Although it was challenging, I studied and worked hard. Mrs. Swift is an amazing teacher; she always sets high expectation for her class, is organized and kind. I liked this class because, we did super fun projects, and it was a class that always kept me busy.
6. What is your favorite thing about being a Buccaneer? Being a Buccaneer is great. You always have a supportive community to back you up. We also take a lot of pride in our school and sports teams.
7. If you were asked to play another sport, what would it be and why? Tennis, because my family loves going to the court and playing tennis when we can. It is always fun and energizing to play.
8. Who is your hero and why? My mother, because she has always been there and supported me through whatever I was going through. Whenever I have a problem, she’s the first person I call. I know she will always be there when I need a pick me up, a shoulder to cry on, or a personal cheerleader. She is the most amazing person I know, and she will always have my back.
9. What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a teacher. I really want to work with children with special needs and help them learn and grow. I have always loved little kids and have wanted to help people in any way I can.
10. What are your initial plans after graduation this spring? I want to go to college for my education degree, and maybe get a masters in speech pathology.
11. What question do you hate to answer? The question I hate the most is when people ask if I regret something, I want to focus on the future and leave the past in the past, if I made a mistake id rather learn from it than dwell on it.
12. Who is the best athlete in your family? I think my entire family will agree that I’m the best athlete in my family.
13. Do you have a favorite vacation spot? If so, where? Hawaii is one of my favorite places I have been, I spent a week exploring, trying different foods and swimming in the ocean.
14. What is your favorite food and one thing you won’t eat? My favorite food is chicken quesadillas, and the one thing I refuse to eat is pickles.
15. What advice would you give to a young athlete ready to start his/her time as a Buccaneer? Make sure to surround yourself with good people and people who will lift you up and not drag you down.