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Fox Chapel crew member makes waves

| Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

Fox Chapel senior Cleary Johnston has been on the crew team since her freshman year, picking up the sport to spend time with friends.

“I had been playing softball and wanted to look for an additional sport,” she said. “Some friends told me to try crew, and I've been rowing ever since.”

She did well enough to receive some interest from Mercyhurst. Last week, she signed a national letter of intent to compete there.

“I fell in love with the campus, their business program and the rowing team,” she said. “My plan is to contribute to the team next year.”

For her efforts, she is The Herald Spotlight Athlete.

Q: What sport would you be playing if you weren't on the crew team?

A: I think I'd be playing softball.

Q: What's your favorite TV show?

A: “NCIS.”

Q: Are you into reality shows?

A: Not really.

Q: Who's your favorite Pittsburgh athlete?

A: Troy Polamalu.

Q: What goes on your hot dog — mustard or ketchup?

A: I go with both.

Q: What's your favorite animal at the zoo?

A: The elephants.

Q: What are your hobbies?

A: Hanging out with my friends and shopping.

Q: What movie could you watch over and over again?

A: “The Blind Side.”

Q: If you could change places with anyone for a day, who would it be?

A: The President.

Q: Who makes the best pizza around?

A: LeLallu's in Plum.

Q: Is there a food you refuse to eat?

A: I don't like fish.

Q: What would make up your all-time favorite meal?

A: Flank steak, mac n' cheese and chocolate cake.

Q: Who would you like to see disappear from public view?

A: I'll go with the Kardashians?

Q: What's the last book you've read that you didn't have to read for school?

A: “Five People You Meet In Heaven,” by Mitch Albom.

Q: If you were a contestant on American Idol, what song would you sing?

A: “Got a Pocket Full of Sunshine” by Natasha Bedingfield.

Q: Who would be your dream date?

A: I think a date with Channing Tatum would be fun.

Q: What's your favorite vacation destination?

A: Hilton Head Island.

Marty Stewart is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at 412-782-2123 or mstewart@tribweb.com.

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