(Cover and story photos provided by Lauren Deel)
Every week, the Louisville Women Sports Network highlights a local athlete by asking her 20 profile questions. This week’s athlete is Lauren Deel. She recently wrapped up her AAU basketball season. She is a senior who plays for North Bullitt’s basketball team. If there is an athlete you’d like to read about, feel free to email us yours suggestions.
“The Real Deel”, I guess because it rhymes.
2) What is your number and why did you choose it?
23, because the number I originally wanted wasn’t available and 23 was the closest.
3) What is your favorite subject in school?
4) What are your academic goals?
To maintain my current GPA.
5) What are your athletic goals?
Get my 1,000th point this year
6) What is your favorite athletic moment?
Hitting a buzzer beater against Christian Academy of Louisville to go into overtime. Then we won the game.
7) What is your ideal meal/snack before a game?
I usually eat bananas.
8) What is your favorite Louisville restaurant?
Sapporo Japanese Grill & Sushi
9) What athlete do you most look up to? Why?
My brother. He was always competitive and worked hard.
10) How have sports impacted and/or inspired your life?
It’s taught me to be positive even when things aren’t going well.
11) What is your favorite movie?
“The Green Mile”
12) If they made a movie about your life, what actor would play you?
13) What is your favorite TV show?
I don’t really have a specific warm up song.
15) What is your favorite book?
“Thirteen Reasons Why” by Jay Asher
16) What is your favorite color?
17) If you were on a desert island and could have one possession, what would it be?
18) Who do you consider to be today’s best female role model for young women?
19) If you could pick one person, dead or alive, and ask them just one question that they had to answer honestly, who would you pick and what would you ask?
Michelle Obama – Why did she have to change our lunches!
20) What is the best advice you have ever received and who gave it to you?
My Grandad always told me it is important to believe in yourself.