Athlete Showcase: Elyse Zimmerman

Published 10:11 pm Thursday, November 19, 2015

ZimmermanwebElyse Zimmerman is a senior on the Niles girls basketball team.

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

EZ: Making the all-state team for basketball.

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

EZ: Getting hurt and having to sit out from

playing basketball.

What has been a hardship in your life?

EZ: Moving to a new school freshman year.

Who is a “hero” in your life and why?

EZ: My brother Ethan. He challenges me in everything I do to become better.

When are you the most nervous while you are competing?

EZ: Right before the games.

Describe an embarrassing athletic moment.

EZ: I tripped going for a ball and I slid across the court like a penguin.

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

EZ: I try to do everything I do in practice just on my own.

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

EZ: Soccer.

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

EZ: My mom. She supports me with everything I do.

How would you give away $50,000?

EZ: Give it to charity.

If you could be the head coach of a team for a year, what team would you choose?

EZ: Golden State.

If I did not play sports, I would…?

EZ: Be a makeup artist.

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

EZ: Be a leader and talking to my team.

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

EZ: That you could be more physical without calling fouls.

What is the best compliment you have ever received?

EZ: That I’ve become a pretty good basketball player.

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

EZ: Ride the Top Thrilled Dragster front row. Yes, it was a lot of fun.

What was the last thing you saw someone do that really impressed you?

EZ: A gymnast did an extremely hard move and stuck it.

What is your favorite hobby? Why?

EZ: Doing makeup. It’s a lot of fun for me.

Choose one word to describe yourself:

EZ: Hard-working.