Q: At what age did you start playing golf? A: 16 Q: Did you ever play any other sports growing up? A: Growing up, I played soccer, volleyball and basketball. Q: Why did you decide to take up golf in high school? A: I started golf in high school because it’s a sport I wanted to learn how to play since a lot of successful people not only play it but also make business deals on the course among one another. Q: Why not continue to play your other sports as well? A: I stopped playing volleyball after my first two years of high school because I wanted to play golf, and they are both fall season sports, so I had to choose one. Q: How much training do you do per day or week on a yearly basis? A: Each day I go out for two to three hours. Q: How does your training differ when you are in-season compared to the offseason? A: During the season I focus more on my technique on the range or course, and during offseason, I play more on the course for the fun of it. Q: Do you really have downtime away from sports? A: Yes, on the weekends. Q: Rating the sports you play versus academics, what’s most important in your life? A: As much as I love watching and playing sports, academics is more important because that’s what will get me further in life. Q: Are the two close in ranking in life importance? A: Yes. Q: In what way are you uniquely gifted? A: One way I am uniquely gifted is being able to get outside of my comfort zone to try new things. Q: What skills do sports teach you that you apply to life? A: Sports teach me discipline, patience, leadership and to support all that are around me to do better, including myself. Q: What goals do you have for your senior year, academically and/or athletically? A: Academically I want to maintain a high GPA and athletically improve more and more each day. Q: What are your personal dreams? A: Some personal dreams of mine are being successful, traveling to many countries, attending the Super Bowl, NBA Finals, seeing the Patriots and Celtics win another championship, and having lunch with Bill Belichick on his boat in Nantucket. Q: What is something you would want to do every day? A: Earn money and be happy. Q: What has been your best high school sports moment? A: Seeing how far I have progressed while playing golf. Q: Any coaches, teachers, or family members who have helped you get to this point? A: I would like to thank my family for taking the time to come to my games and giving me pep talks to push me to become a better player and a harder worker. Kim Butler and Shaniyah Watson for having me play the game I love and help develop my volleyball skills. Sydney MacDougall, Coach Justin and Kelly Smoot for welcoming me into the game of golf and having the patience to help improve my knowledge and skills of golf. Q: What advice would you give to the next generation of Conchs? A: The advice I would give is to be outgoing, try new things with confidence, and don’t hold back on what you want to do or accomplish. Q: What is the best advice you’ve received? A: Have an open mind and to be optimistic about what comes my way. Q: Having invested so much time — physically, mentally, and emotionally — to your sports, in what way can you have proper closure during your senior year? A: From seeing the class of 2020 year ending short, I will treat the rest of my high school days and games with enjoyment and appreciate the friends I have made and the scenery of where I got to spend my high school years. Q: Anywhere in the world you want to visit? A: I would like to travel to Dubai to see the country, eat their food and learn about their culture. Q: Do you have any hobbies outside of sports? A: Some hobbies of mine are baking and photography. Q: What are some challenges you’ve faced as a student-athlete? A: Catching up with assignments for the classes I have missed due to games and having to sometimes sacrifice a practice to stay at home to work on homework or study for tests. Q: If you could add one hour to your day, what would you do with it? A: Go to the beach and chill out. Q: Do you have any college interests? A: I plan on going to college for public relations/digital media. Q: If you have an opportunity to play a sport in college, no matter the size or location of the school, will you take it? A: No, because I don’t plan on making a career from playing sports. Q: What is something you would tell your college roommate about the Keys? A: That Key West is a fun, loving, small, beautiful town with a lot of diversity, glowing sunsets but it doesn’t have a Chick-Fil-A. Q: On your first trip back home, what will be the meal you ask for? A: The first meal I will ask for will be from the Boat House Bar and Grill and it will be the yellowtail snapper with rice, fries, and Boat House bread. Q: Do you have any career aspirations? A: I want to get into public relations/digital media and be involved with the NFL/NBA.

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