Senior Athlete Spotlight: Shayne Ryan

In an effort to make this year special for Oak Hall’s senior athletes, we created A-Z questions for them to answer. We hope you enjoy!

Senior Athlete Spotlight: Shayne Ryan

By Shailey Klein

Shayne Ryan is a member of Oak Hall’s Varsity Swim Team!

A – Advice you would give your freshman-self? Study more.
B – Best pre-meet meal? Granola bar.
C – Coach’s best words of advice? Try not to breathe.
D – Dessert? Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
E – Entertaining practice? Julian [Sanchez] at his first swim practice.
F – Favorite high school athletic moment? Beating Buchholz my sophomore year.
G – Goals for your senior season? Trying to make regionals.
H – Happiest day of your life? Beating Buchholz my freshman year.
I – Interesting thing about you away from swimming? I like to surf.
J – Joker on the team? Julian [Sanchez].
K – Keys to balancing school and sports workload? Try to get your school stuff done during free period.
L – Least favorite part of practice? Swimming.
M – Music you listen to? Country, rap, and reggae.
N – Netflix or Hulu? Hulu.
O – Other sports? Lacrosse.
P – Preparation for a big game/meet? Listening to music, getting my head in the game.
Q – Question you would ask your future self? Will you still be surfing?
R – Relaxing part of your day? Lunch and free period.
S – Superstitions? Hold your breath going past a graveyard, lift your legs up when you’re going over a bridge, and I have to do my warmup before every game.
T – TV Show? Outer Banks.
U – Underrated pet? Tiger.
V – Vacation spot? Panama City.
W – What does it mean to you to be an Eagle? To be a student-athlete and a scholar.
X – X-rays? Probably five.
Y – Your impact on younger athletes on the team? Try to guide them and help them while they’re young.
Z – Zoo animal? Giraffe.