WHY APEX'S AMY DODD?
“Amy led Apex to the NCHSAA 4-A finals in two sports. In soccer this spring, she seemed to get the crucial goal as Apex came from behind in several games, including the final. She is an outstanding student. Girls basketball coach Scott Campbell called her the best athlete he has ever coached, and soccer coach Kevin Todd marveled at her composure. Dodd embraced high school athletics and loved playing with her teammates and representing her school, teammates, community, family and friends.”
-- Tim Stevens
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Height: 5 feet, 10 inches
Born: Oct. 24, 1988, Hoffman Estates, Ill.
People think that I’m: quiet
But I’m really: outgoing
Childhood toy: any kind of ball
Emotional moment: losing in the 4-A girls basketball championship as a junior
Siblings: Katy, 17; Kelly, 17; Andrew, 13
Parents: Cathy and David Dodd
Hangs out with: Emili Tasler, Dana Higgins, Joey Fleming (boyfriend), Mike Knox, Taylor Bowen, Jessica Thurston
Drives: 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe
Ice cream: chocolate chip cookie dough
Restaurant: Olive Garden
Car: Jeep Wrangler
Movie: “Gone in 60 Seconds”
TV: “Deal or No Deal”
Most inspiring teacher: Glorybeth Becker, math, Apex High
I wear 24 in basketball and soccer because: It is the best number in the world. I was born on the 24th and have worn it all of my life. I will continue to wear it in college [at High Point].
Top athletic achievement: Tri-Eight girls basketball player of the year
Best U.S. President: Abe Lincoln
I’d add to Mount Rushmore: Michael Jordan
YEAR BY YEAR
9: starter on varsity basketball and soccer teams
10: all-conference in basketball and soccer
11: all-conference in basketball and soccer; helped lead Apex to state 4-A basketball final; Special Olympics volunteer
12: all-conference in basketball and soccer; Tri-8 conference player of the year in basketball; homecoming court; led Apex to 4-A state soccer championship