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February 13, 2014
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Favorite Food? Chicken Alfredo.

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Favorite Class? Anatomy and Physiology.

Twitter or Facebook, and why? Twitter, probably because I don't use Facebook.

Worst habit? Sometimes I worry or doubt things too much.

Favorite Quote(s)? "Some days you just have to create your own sunshine" -Unknown

What is your cell phone ring tone? Always on silent.

How many texts do you send/receive per month? I really have no idea, but if I had to guess I would say a lot.

What is your favorite hobby in your spare time? Spending time with my friends and family.

Favorite memory in your sport, and why? There are so many but probably trying to put a knee suit on for the first time along with another fellow senior, Carolyn Blattler. Putting on these suits can take a good 15 to 20 minutes and you reach a whole new level of closeness with your teammates that no other sports team would understand.

What's something no one would believe about you? I'm a really good listener.

Favorite Athlete, and why? Carly Falcone because we have both swam together since we were younger and have swam the same stroke, breaststroke. I have a lot of respect towards her as a teammate in the water.

Best advice you've ever received? "Swim through the pain. Don't focus on anything but your race."

Who do you admire most, and why? My parents because they have always been there to support me and help me through anything that I do. Another person I really admire is my coach Bobbi Jo Johnson because she has coached me for the past 14 years and has always been there to encourage and lift me up through the good and bad times of swimming. If anything, she has helped me believe in myself to become a better person in the water and out of the water.

What's your favorite part of your sport? With swimming it's not about who wins or who loses, it's about the times you get. My favorite part about the sport is finishing a tough race and being able to look at your time to see you received your best time.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Pursuing a career as a physical therapist working with children who have special needs and maybe have a family.

CREDENTIALS: Shelby earned a trip to the district swim meet for the first time since she was a sophomore by winning the Division II sectional title in the breaststroke last weekend.



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