Q&A: Katie Rose

Published 8:57 pm Sunday, May 3, 2015

Katelinn Rose is a senior on the Brandywine tennis team.


Katie Rose

Katie Rose

What has been one of your greatest accomplishments as an athlete?

KR: My greatest accomplishment as an athlete would either be being captain of the tennis team for my junior and senior year or getting coach’s award last year.


What has been one of your biggest disappointments as an athlete?

KR: My biggest disappointment as an athlete would have to be losing my challenge matches freshman and sophomore year and being an extra. However, this made me into the hardworking, driven, and dedicated player I am today.


Who is a “hero” in your life and why?

KR: My hero is my cousin, Becky. She got severely injured while at war in Iraq and even though she has to live with that everyday, she still stays so strong and positive.


When are you the most nervous while you are competing?

KR: While competing, I am most nervous when it’s my serve because I feel like all of the pressure is on me and if I double fault we lose the point because of me.


How do you tend to workout/train when by yourself?

KR: When I work out by myself I like to run, and do yoga, cardio, and Pilates.


What other sport would you like to compete in if you were not playing yours?

KR: I ran track in Middle School and I really enjoyed it and was pretty good at high jump. I always had the goal of breaking our schools record, so if I didn’t play tennis I would probably still be doing that.

Who would you say is your “biggest fan?” Why?

KR: My biggest fan is my mom. She tries to be at as many things as she can for me, cheers me on, and encourages me to do my best.


How would you give away $50,000?

KR: If I had $50,000 I would give a lot of it to my church and the rest of it to missionaries.


If I did not play sports, I would…?

KR: If I didn’t play sports I would work more, paint more outside of school and maybe even perform in more musicals.


What is the most challenging thing for you to do in your sport?

KR: The most challenging thing for me in tennis is getting used to the constant weather changes. Some days it’s freezing, other days it’s too sunny, and it’s the most difficult to get use to is wind.


If you could change one rule about your sport, what would it be?

KR: I love tennis just the way it is, but if I had to choose one thing to change it would be to have line judges every match.


What is the best compliment you have ever received?

KR: The best compliment I have ever received was when my tennis coach told me that I was one-of-a-kind and to never change. Of course I’ve gotten a lot of compliments on my tennis skills, but this compliment about my character means even more to me.


What was the scariest thing you have had to do? Are you glad you did it?

KR: The scariest things I’ve ever done was go to my first tennis practice. It was the summer after seventh grade and I went to one of the high school’s summer practices. Everyone was at least two years older than me and I was so nervous. Even though this was the scariest thing I’ve ever done, I am so glad that I took this step outside of my comfort zone. I can’t see myself without tennis is my life.

What is your favorite hobby? Why?

KR: My favorite hobby is tennis, of course. The feeling I get when I play is unlike any other. I feel strong, confident, and accomplished.


Choose one word to describe yourself:

KR: It’s really hard to pick only one word to describe myself, but if I had to choose I would say that I am ambitious.