More Than The Score

December 21, 2006

Gretchen Swope

What do you like best about your sport? "I get a chance to work 1-on-1 with my team and teach them the different techniques in basketball. I get to learn team skills and individual skills and get to grow with experience."

Your greatest accomplishment in your sport? "I am a four-year varsity letter winner."

Toughest individual opponent you have faced? "One of my best friends from Southern Fulton. She and I have been best friends for a while so it's really hard to face her and go 1-on-1 against her."

Toughest team you have faced? "Probably Southern Fulton, because they are our rival and we know the girls down there, so we know what about them we like and don't like."


Other sports? Volleyball, Outdoor Track

Other activities in school are you involved in? Student Forum, National Honor Society, Prom Committee, FFA

Pregame rituals? "We have certain cheers and chants that we sing before a game to get each one of us fired up. We also have little sayings that we say to each other and our goals for the game to see if we can accomplish them or not."

Besides your parents, the most influential person in your life? "Probably my boyfriend and my friend Ashley. They have been with me forever."

Person you'd most like to meet (alive or dead)? Matthew McConaughey

Favorite professional team? Los Angeles Lakers

Favorite book? "Night"

Favorite movie? "Into The Blue"

Favorite song? "Bless The Broken Road" by Rascal Flatts

Favortie TV shows? "Law & Order: SVU, all the CSIs. I like to watch Cold Case Files. Basically, I'm into the criminal justice shows."

Celebrity crush? Matthew McConaughey

Dream car? '69 Charger

What I actually drive: Ford Escort

Favorite school subject? "Eating lunch."

Least favorite school subject? "English class because I don't particularly like to read."

Best place to hang out? "The mall or hanging out with friends at their houses or my house just fooling around and doing what we always do."

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