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Scarab Nation Athlete of the Week: Caroline Watkins
Posted 04/20/2017 11:26AM

Scarab Nation Athlete of the Week: Caroline Watkins

Caroline Watkins is the Scarab Nation Athlete of the Week.  Caroline is a junior and a starter on the varsity tennis team, playing singles and doubles.  When asked about Caroline, head coach Helen Neuhoff said, “Caroline got her season off to a great start with singles and doubles wins against rival Father Ryan High School and she has only progressed from there.  On the court, she exhibits a calm confidence that disguises her fierce competitiveness.  Caroline is a very coachable player and possesses the “short memory” that is necessary for a success in a sport like tennis where there is so much pressure on the individual.”  We sat down with Caroline this week to find out what makes her so special.

Question:  How long have you been playing sport?

Answer:  I have been playing tennis since 5th grade.

Question:  What do you love most about this sport?

Answer:  I love that we compete as individuals and as a team. 

Question:  Who is your biggest rival?

Answer:  I guess it would be BGA.  I always seem to have incredibly close and tough matches against them.

Question:  What is the top song on your playlist right now?

Answer:  Anything by Allan Stone or Bruno Mars. 

Question:  Do you have any pregame rituals or traditions?

Answer:  We always pray and do our "Sun Salutations" as a team before each match. 

Question:  Do you have plans to compete collegiately?

Answer:  That would be neat, but I am not sure right now.

Question:  How close are you all as a team?

Answer:  We are very close.  We have bonded an incredible amount this season. 

Question:  What is your favorite TV show?

Answer:  Friends.

Question:  What is your favorite snack food?

Answer:  A cool mint chocolate Cliff Bar.

Question:  What are your goals for this season?

Answer:  To improve my serve and consistency.

Question:  If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?

Answer:  MLK or Bruno Mars.

Question:  What do you attribute your success to?

Answer:  A loving family and great coaches.

Question:  What do you love most about being a Scarab?

Answer:  The people here.  I love the small school family feeling that you have here at SCA. 



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