With spring sports being canceled, the Tyler Morning Telegraph wants to profile East Texas seniors in those sports in a feature called “From the Sidelines”. If you’re an East Texas senior who competes in a spring sport and would like to be featured, fill out the following questionnaire and send it to email@example.com, along with a photo. Today’s featured female athlete is Lufkin’s Kimberly Lopez.
Name: Kimberly Lopez
School: Lufkin High School
Parents names: Irma Ramos and Jose Lopez
Brothers/sisters: Jose Lopez Jr.
Sports you play: Tennis
Favorite high school sports memory: Playing in the district finals
Plans after high school: I plan on going to Angelina College and pursue a career in Pharmacy Technician and having a tennis business on the side.
Favorite song: The Duck Song by Bryant Oden
Favorite food: Hot wings
Favorite TV show: The Office
Favorite movie: Five Feet Apart
Who are your role models? My second family
Which coaches have had the most influence on you? Why? Coach Mo. She was my first coach and taught me more than just tennis … She taught me how to love this sport.
Who is your favorite teacher? Mrs. Lila
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Being a full-time pioneer and working for USTA.
Something about yourself that most people don’t know: I play around most of the time and I’m never serious about anything except when I’m on the courts. My attitude changes and I play until I win.
What will you miss most about high school sports? Being able to play with my teammates, who supported me all the way through.