Sports spotlight: Jessica Matthews
March 19, 2011
Name: Jessica Matthews
Grade: Senior, Moffat County High School
How did you get your start in your sport?
"I grew up playing golf with my dad every since I could hold a club. This is my first year on the team because I was always busy, but I made things slow down this year."
What is a strength that you bring to your team?
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"I shoot a decent score. I'm not the best but I'm not the worst either."
In your sport, what would you like to improve on personally?
"I would like to lower my score and be more consistent."
What is your favorite part of your sport?
"Golf is definitely very competitive. It's not very physical, but it is mental and you have to concentrate a lot on your shot."
What do you feel is the hardest part about your sport?
"The pressure shots when you rush can make you choke."
What is something about your team an outsider may not know?
"Practice is full of laughter and good times. We stress to improve our game, but we have fun too."
Professional athlete: "I like watching Tom Brady."
Movie: "Law Abiding Citizen"
School subject: Psychology and criminology
Thing to do with friends: "I like to go on trips with friends a lot."