Prep Pulse: Gabby Yeager



Nicknames: Gabby, Gabs

What puts you in your coach’s dog house? going to his classroom to ask him a question while he’s teaching.

Who on your team spices up long, boring bus trips? Usually we just sleep or read, but when a song we know well comes on, we all sing.

Everyone has a weird recurring dream — what’s yours? There are always black cats on my porch. I’ve had it for so many years and it always scares me.

What teacher has had the greatest impact on your life? Shelia Cross

Favorite breakfast cereal? Cocoa Pebbles

What’s your coach’s most famous saying? “Move your arms!” or “I can’t care for you!”

What’s your best dance move? The Bounce: I can’t really dance so I just kinda bounce a little.

You are really obsessive about: the sand in long-jump pits.

What advice would you give to your freshman self? I would tell myself to try harder, and not just to pretend to.

Best meal you make? meatballs with mashed potatoes and green beans

Favorite late-night snack? whatever chocolate we have that night

What’s your biggest fear? snakes and the dark and the pool draining while I’m swimming

Complete the sentence: I bought a horrible dress and instantly regretted it.

Sporting event you’re dying to see? the 2016 Summer Olympics

Last song that got stuck in your head? “Livin’ on a Prayer”

You are hosting a dinner party. What three people, living or dead, do you invite? Amelia Earhart, Andrew Jackson and Liam Hemsworth

I hate to admit it, but my parents were right about: that I will not have blond hair

You haven’t lived until you: peed in the pool

If you had a reality show, what would it be called? “Live with Gabby” because I feel like my life is full of adventure.

What’s on your bucket list? going to Switzerland and swimming in chocolate

Most embarrassing song on your iPod? “The Hairbrush Song”

What’s a bad habit you’re trying to quit? swallowing my gum

Worst job you’ve ever had? I’ve never had a bad job.

What’s your dream job? working in some foreign country as a missionary pediatrician

I could waste hours upon end: watching YouTube videos

If you could be a Winter Olympian, which sport would you do? bobsledding

Favorite Winter Olympian? Lolo Jones

Best Christmas present you’ve ever received? a red sled when I was really little

Worst Christmas present you’ve ever received? a bad book that I forced myself to finish

Favorite holiday dessert? pumpkin pie

People say you look like: my aunt

Athlete you’d like to go one-on-one against? Galina Chistyakova (world record-holder in long jump)

Favorite sports movie: “Remember the Titans”

Complete the sentence: Valentine’s Day is overrated.

What do you look like in your most embarrassing childhood photo? I have a big, goofy smile.

What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done? I’m a baby and don’t do anything (daring).

People would be surprised to know what about you? When I was 4 and broke my arm, I lied so much about it I don’t remember how it happened.

Favorite former athlete from your school? Nick Waninger

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