Cleveland's Courtney Morris is N&O Scholar-Athlete of the week

From staff reportsApril 14, 2014 

Courtney Morris

Cleveland, Senior

Academics: 4.4 overall GPA on a 4.0 scale with extra credit for advanced courses.

Athletics: Four-year varsity letter winner in soccer and girls’ basketball; three-year starter in basketball; lettered in indoor track.

Book that impacted me: “ ‘The Athletes Bible’ (by Ben Colter) because it gave me a different image on an athlete’s point of view on how to live my life the right way.”

Person who impacted my life: “My mom has been my coach for almost every sport I have played, and she has been there for me through all of my failures and successes, and pushed me harder than any other athlete on the team because she knows what I can do. She taught me and disciplined me to be a good player, teammate and to be a better person.”

Ideal guest list: Jesus Christ, Dwyane Wade, Walt Disney.

Add to Mount Rushmore: Ronald Reagan, because he was a great leader.

I was fascinated to learn: “About biology, animal science, zoology because I would like to be a vet, and animal sciences fascinate me.”

I wish I could have been there: “When Jesus was crucified so I could witness the torture that he went through to save our lives from sin.”

Best U.S. President: “Franklin D. Roosevelt, because he got us out of the Depression and he led us through World War II.”

A friend is always: “Honest and should always be there for you when you are struggling through tough times or be there for your successes to support you.”

Success is: “Going out every day and doing the best you can possibly do. Success is not necessarily all about winning, but striving to get better and having a positive outcome out of it, and never giving up or letting down when things get difficult.”

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