Athlete of the Week: Alyssa Clements, The Miami Valley School

12/07/2016

Congratulations to Alyssa Clements for being the Dayton Daily News Athlete of the Week

Name: Alyssa Clements

School: The Miami Valley School

Grade: Senior

Age: 18

Sports: Golf, basketball

Claim to fame/honors: Dayton resident is four-year varsity golfer, first-team All-Metro Conference this year and second-team last year; three-time district qualifier; forward/shooting guard was second-team all-conference in basketball as a junior; plans to golf and play basketball in college and major in biology

Bet you didn’t know … I really like to knit

Words you live by: Speak those things that are not as though they were

Toughest opponent: Eaton in golf, Southeastern in basketball

Biggest influence: My parents

Match-day rituals: I always put two quarters in my right pocket; I had change in my pocket one time when I needed a marker and I played really well that day

What’s on your bedroom walls?: White board calendar

When I’m bored I like to … listen to music

Favorite movie: Cadillac Records

Favorite TV show: Law and Order: Special Victims Unit

Favorite musical artist: J. Cole and Chance the Rapper

I can’t live without: Guacamole

I can live without: Vegetables

Event you’d like to attend: The Ryder Cup

Favorite book: Out of my mind by Sharon Draper

Favorite home-cooked meal: Spaghetti and meatballs

Favorite restaurant: Waffle House

Favorite smell: Moonlight Path from Bath and Body Works

Favorite cereal: I hate cereal

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Golf Galaxy

Vegetable you won’t eat: Brussels sprouts

I’d love to trade places for a day with … Lydia Ko (pro golfer)

Whose mind would you like to read? Chance the Rapper

Place where you’d love to travel? Spain

Talent you’d like to have? Having a good singing voice

Favorite school subject: Anatomy

Favorite athlete: Steph Curry

Favorite team: Golden State Warriors

Favorite Olympic sport: Women’s gymnastics

Something in the world I’d like to change: Climate change

Favorite sports moment: Last year when my basketball team won its first district championship

Favorite junk food: Ice cream

Best thing about golf: Flushing a 4 iron because it’s hard

In 10 years, I hope to be … in my residency for medical school