Athlete of the Week Urbana High School

Ally Pierce

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Ally Pierce

Name: Ally Pierce

School: Urbana High School

Grade: 12

Age: 17

Sports: Cheerleading and Golf

Claim to fame/honors: 1st team CBC golf, 1st team CBC cheer, 2nd team CBC cheer, Honor Athlete

Words you live by: "You can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone." -Ronald Reagan

Toughest opponent: For cheer it's always a friendly rival with a lot of teams, but I believe my biggest opponent has always been KR. Considering I cheered competitively with many girls on the same team for several years and now we compete against each other, it's been an exciting and fun rival.

Biggest influence: My brother. He has pushed me to become a better person and athlete all around in everything I do.

Game-day rituals: For golf I tend to have to warm up by myself and just be funny and goofy the whole day. For cheer it is the complete opposite. I have certain socks and make up and other things I do before I compete. I always am completely quiet and to myself on comp days just so I zone in.

What's on your bedroom walls: I have a map of the world with pins of where I have been. I also have several pictures of friends and family and my accomplishments. I also have all of my medals I've received over the years hung up all around.

When I'm bored I like to … Play the piano and hang out with friends

Favorite movie: Star Wars: Episode V

Person who would play you in a movie: Jamie Lynn Spears because people always say I look like her

Favorite TV show: The Office

Favorite musical artist: Beyoncé

Favorite book: Lord of the Flies

Favorite home-cooked meal: Stuffed garlic bread

Favorite restaurant: Japanese Steakhouse

Whose mind would you like to read: My mom's so I know exactly what she means

Place where you'd love to travel: South Africa and Egypt

Talent you'd like to have: I would like to be able to draw.

Favorite school subject: Math

Favorite athlete: Simone Biles

Favorite team: Ohio State Buckeyes

Something in the world I'd like to change: I would like to change so that we could have a more positive outlook on situations. I would like to help change how we view our nation's youth and help them move towards creating a better future.

Favorite sports moment: Shooting my PR at CBCs last year and also getting my standing three to full for the state competition

Favorite junk food: Ice cream

Best thing about your favorite sport: The best thing about cheer and golf is the opportunity to meet so many new people and share the different experiences we all have.

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