In honor of National Student-Athlete Day on Friday,
UNCGSpartans.com will feature a student-athlete each day leading up
to this date, acknowledging their commitment to excellence on and
off the field of play.
National Student-Athlete Day recognizes the accomplishments of student-athletes nationwide who excel in the classroom, on the playing fields and in their communities. The day was created by the National Consortium for Academics and Sports and the Northeastern University Center for the Study of Sport in Society, with partnership from the NCAA and the National Federation of State High School Associations.
Today's feature is on UNCG women's basketball player Amy Clapper, a redshirt junior center from Newark, Ohio.
Q: What made you decide to attend UNCG?
A: I knew that I really wanted to go somewhere away from my home town. When my family and I came down to visit UNCG, we all fell in love with the campus and the city. It was gorgeous!
Q: What is the greatest lesson that you've learned from being a student-athlete?
A: Time management!
Q: Who has been the most influential person in your athletic career?
A: The most influential person in my athletic career has always been and will be my father. He has been there pushing me every step of the way and always was there to listen. He's been my rock through my entire career.
Q: What are your plans after graduation?
A: Right now my plans are that I will be doing an internship with Target this summer and going to graduate school for my MBA in the fall.
Q: What do you do to get a ready for a game?
A: I normally just blare some music and get into my own grove.
Q: What are your hobbies outside of your sport?
A: I love just hanging out with my friends outside of basketball, going to the pool and movies. I also love reading a good book in my down time.
Q: What is the best piece of advice you have received?
A: Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard.
Q: What is one thing you cannot live without?
A: Peanut Butter :)
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