Featured Athlete: Reese Stevenson
An interview with senior Reese Stevenson
FS: Hi Reese, thanks for meeting with me. What sports do you play?
RS: Hi Forest, I do swimming and rugby.
FS: How long have you been playing each?
RS: Swimming has been five years now, and rugby I’ve only played for two years.
FS: What attracted you to play these sports?
RS: I started rugby because I was asked to by a friend, and then swimming I tried once and enjoyed it, so I continued swimming.
FS: Spending time with friends is important. How often do you compete in swimming or play a rugby game?
RS: Rugby games are in the spring most weeks, and then swimming competitions are most weekends in
FS: How would you describe yourself as an athlete?
RS: I would call myself dedicated, hard-working, and self-motivated.
FS: Those are important qualities. What does a normal week of practice look like for you?
RS: In the spring when I am doing both swimming and rugby, I am up at 5 or 5:15, at the pool from 6 until 7:30, then I drive myself back and go to classes. Finally, I go to rugby practice after school.
FS: That’s a big commitment – would you say that these sports are important to you?
RS: Yes, very. Swimming has come to be a big part of what people know me for and what I want to do in college. Rugby just kind of started as something to do with friends.
FS: Apart from athletics, what are some things you do at KUA?
RS: I do tech for theatre, am a member of the fire brigade, and am also a Global Scholar.
FS: It seems like you’ve got a full plate. If you had any advice for other athletes, what would it be?
RS: Keep doing what works for you but don’t push yourself too hard and get hurt.