Time Out with Lauren Knorzer
SCHOOL: Carson High
Q: What’s your favorite sport, and how did you get started playing it?
A: Softball is my favorite sport. I started playing rec ball when I was 7 and I have loved the game ever since.
Q: Who is your favorite professional athlete and why?
A: Trent Oltjen from the 2009 Reno Aces. He is an amazing athlete who worked his way up to the pros.
Q: What has been your most thrilling moment in sports?
A: My sophomore year on varsity when we played at Damonte Ranch and I hit a homer over the left-centerfield fence which is about 300 feet. I was the second person in history to hit the ball over their fence.
Q: Do you have a role model, and why is he/she your role model?
A: My mom is my role model. She is an amazing person and I look up to her. She is very strong willed, and that is how I want to be. I love her with everything I have and would never ask for a different role model.
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: Italian is my favorite food, especially chicken parmesan.
Q: What is the last non-academic book you read?
A: “My Sister’s Keeper.” It was a very emotional and life-changing book.
Q: Who is your favorite musician or group?
A: I really like Lady Antebellum, and I can’t wait to see them up in Lake Tahoe for my 18th birthday.
Q: After graduation, where do you plan to attend college and what will be your major?
A: I plan to attend Western Nevada College for two years, play softball and get started on my nursing major.
Q: Do you have a favorite TV show?
A: Two and a Half Men because it feels good to have a night full of laughter.
Q: Tell us something that would surprise most of your friends
A: In sixth grade I broke my leg and had a compound fracture. I had three steel rods in my leg for one year before I was able to get them removed. I had to teach myself to walk all over again.
Q: Do you have a hobby?
A: I love hanging out with my family and being active. We go camping, boating, fishing, hunting, hiking, skiing and much more. I also have four dogs that I love to take for walks and play with.