Prep Pulse: Claire Brinkman


A Q&A with Heritage Hills senior basketball player Claire Brinkman

Nicknames: C3, Claire Bear

Best thing about the start of the school year: Seeing my friends every day

Who on your team cracks you up, and why: Abby Wahl, because she makes dumb comments and laughs at herself

Complete the sentence: I could binge watch Fixer Uppers for hours on end.

What teacher has had the greatest impact on your life, and why: Andy Fischer because he is always open to talk about anything

What’s the best emoji: The ‘100’ sign

Favorite type of donut: Chocolate Long John

One thing you do that puts you in your coach’s doghouse: Not blocking out

People would be surprised to know what about you: I’m a major procrastinator

Piece of advice you’ve gotten that has stuck with you: Don’t wish away your high schools years, they are some of the best years of your life

Who do you consider to be your heroes: My parents

Physical feature that makes you unique: Soft hair and lots of freckles during the summer

Oddest piece of trivia that you know: Wood frogs’ bodies freeze during deep hibernation and unfreeze in the spring

I hate to admit it, but my parents are right about: Pretty much everything

I’m going on a road trip, and I’m going to anywhere warm and I’m taking these people along for the ride: Abby Wetzel, Abby Wahl, Kerragan Mulzer and Kate Kaetzel

No matter what, Kit Kats and my friends can always cheer me up.

I spend far too much money on: food

You scream at the TV when: Purdue basketball loses

Something you really wish you knew how to do: Play guitar

What are some things on your bucket list: Go to Hawaii, have floors seats at a Purdue basketball game

Best concert you’ve attended: Thomas Rhett and Old Dominion

Who’s the smartest person on your team: Abby Wetzel

If you cut the cord but could keep three stations, what would they be: HGTV, TLC and Disney Channel

Best athlete from another school you’ve faced: Jackie Young

Song in your music collection that’s played the most: “Life Changes” by Thomas Rhett

Business you’d like to add to your hometown: Chick-Fil-A

Favorite former athlete from your school: Kelsey Wahl

Strawberry jelly or grape jelly: Neither..Granny Wahl’s homemade blackberry jelly is the best

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