Every week, the Louisville Women Sports Network highlights a local athlete by asking her 20 profile questions. This week’s athlete is Madison Kearschner, senior center fielder for Ballard’s softball team. If there is an athlete you’d like to read about, email suggestions to email@example.com.
2) What is your number and why did you choose it?
13 is my favorite number. When I played for Eastern in the 7th grade, a senior was already #13, so I picked #33 and it just stuck.
3) What is your favorite subject in school?
I can enjoy all subjects, but my passion is science.
4) What are your academic goals?
I plan to study chemical engineering in college. Also, I have always loved the thought of working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (aka CERN) one day.
5) What are your athletic goals?
Towards the end of the season, my goal was to get to state with my team.
6) What is your favorite athletic moment?
Every spring break with my team (tournaments).
7) What is your ideal meal/snack before a game?
A steak sandwich
8) What is your favorite Louisville restaurant?
Either Ghyslain or Café Lulu
9) What athlete do you most look up to? Why?
Lauren Chamberlain (Oklahoma softball player) has amazing skill and composure.
10) How have sports impacted and/or inspired your life?
I have made some of my best friendships, and I have learned what it takes to be a part of something bigger than myself.
11) What is your favorite movie?
Anything with Leonardo DiCaprio
I’ve been told I look a lot like Salma Hayek, so I guess her.
13) What is your favorite TV show?
“Game of Thrones”, “Breaking Bad”, or “Homeland”
14) What song do you listen to when getting ready for a game?
I usually just listen to Young the Giant on Pandora.
15) What is your favorite book?
“This Side of Paradise” by F. Scott Fitzgerald
16) What is your favorite color?
I can’t pick just one.
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?
Marie Curie. I’d ask her what advice she has for a young, aspiring woman in her field.
20) What is the best advice you have ever received and who gave it to you?
My mother always told my brother and me,”The whole world is going to be against you; you have to be for each other.” My dad always says, “Positive thoughts, positive results.” It’s a toss up.