2024_0131_GYMNASTICS PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROBBY MULLIKIN. (Courtesy Photo)

2024_0131_GYMNASTICS PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROBBY MULLIKIN. (Courtesy Photo)

Kent Reporter Female Athlete of the Week: Natalie Quinn

Quinn has been a pillar of Kentwood gymnastics and led the team as an all-around.

The Kent Reporter’s female athlete of the week for the week of Feb. 23 is Kentwood High School senior Natalie Quinn, gymnastics.

What is your favorite subject/class in school?

Pottery

Name your Mount Rushmore (Top 4) favorite movies:

Ford vs Ferrari, Overcomer, Top Gun: Maverick, and Tangled

Who is the person in your life that has helped you succeed the most?

My parents are my biggest supporters. They come to all games, meets, or competitions no matter the sport. Always encouraging me to try new things and are proud of me no matter how good or bad I do!

You’re on a long road trip, you stop at a gas station. You get one drink and one snack. What are you choosing?

Ginger ale and extra cheddar goldfish

Describe your pre-game ritual:

Prayer, giving it all to God, focusing on setting a positive mindset, and visualizing my skills before every event!

Song you currently can’t stop listening to?

GOOD DAY by Forrest Frank

From the sidelines: Natalie has been a constant pillar of Kentwood gymnastics for the last four years. She has dealt with adversity in having a different coach each year and she has supported the team in every way she can. This year, she led the team as an all-around for the entire season, she was our only gymnast to compete in every meet, on every event. She grew tremendously this year, making skills at the end of the season that she worked so hard to gain. I am so proud of the athlete that she is and her dedication to Kentwood gymnastics.


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