Scholar Athlete: Kathryn Stieler, Tivy

What are you most excited about for your senior year and why? 
I am excited to be a role model for all of the younger students on campus and to be a senior on the volleyball team because the seniors get the privilege to lead the team. I am excited to create memories during my last year of high school because soon we will all be going in different directions. 

What drives you to be successful in the classroom and in your particular sport? 
My family drives me to be successful not only in the classroom but in both of my sports. My mom and dad have always supported all of my accomplishments and held my actions to a very high standard, in consequence, I always strive to make them proud of me. 

How do you balance homework, participation in sports and spending time with family and friends? 
In order to keep all of the many facets of my life in order, I have to prioritize my time. This includes balancing how much time I have and knowing what I need to get done. It can be challenging at times, but in the end getting to participate in so many activities has shaped who I am today. 

How do you want to be remembered at school once you graduate? 
I hope to be remembered as a girl who was always smiling, always working hard and always helping others. Whether that means encouraging my teammates or answering questions about AP English, I hope to be remembered as a positive light in the hallways. 

Where do you want to attend college, major in and why? 
I hope to attend the University of Texas at Austin in the fall, and attend McCombs School of Business. I am torn between studying accounting, marketing, or combining one with economics. I want to attend business school because of my mom. She is a huge inspiration in my life, and her line of work has always intrigued me. 

If you could have one superhero power, what would it be and why? 
If I could have one superpower, it would be infinite knowledge because I would love to know the answers to all of the unsolved mysteries of the world. 

If you could take any athlete or celebrity to your senior prom, who would it be and why? 
I would take my father Rick to my senior prom because he passed away when I was a young girl, and I miss him very much. He was an All-American football player at Sam Houston State University, and I know that he would be proud of my athletic accomplishments, as well. Although it would not be a traditional prom experience, being with him and talking to him would mean the world to me.