Athlete of the Week Kenton Ridge High School

Name: Hannah Rastatter

School: Kenton Ridge High School

Grade: 12

Age: 17

Sports: Swimming

Claim to fame/honors: Breaking both the 200 medley and 200 free relay school record with my teammates.

Words you live by: “We are capable of more than we believe to be.”

Toughest opponent: Myself

Biggest influence: My older brother, Gabe

Game-day rituals: Visualizing my race

What’s on your bedroom walls: Pictures of my friends and family

When I’m bored I like to … Watch Netflix

Favorite movie: Unbroken

Person who would play you in a movie: Amy Poehler

Favorite TV show: The Office

Favorite musical artist: Miranda Lambert

Favorite book: To Kill A Mockingbird

Favorite home-cooked meal: Chicken and dumplings

Favorite restaurant: The Cheesecake Factory

Whose mind would you like to read: My dog’s

Place where you’d love to travel: Hawaii

Talent you’d like to have: Juggle

Favorite school subject: Chemistry

Favorite athlete: Michael Phelps

Favorite team: The Ohio State Buckeyes

Something in the world I’d like to change: People not being so closed-minded and judgmental

Favorite sports moment: Qualifying for districts in the 100 yard butterfly

Favorite junk food: Snickers milkshake

Best thing about your favorite sport: The adrenaline after the starting beep, the sense of inner peace I feel when I’m under water and the daily routine of continuously bettering myself, learning discipline, accountability and selflessness. I love that I am a part of something bigger than myself and that is what motivates me to be the best that I can be so that the team is ultimately benefiting. And I love that the team is a family, I have made my very best friends while suffering through hard sets, swimming through meets and accomplishing our goals together each season.

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