Athlete of the Week: Olivia Watson

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Athlete of the Week: Olivia Watson

Olivia Watson has been cheering since she was in 7th grade.

Olivia Watson has been cheering since she was in 7th grade.

Olivia Watson has been cheering since she was in 7th grade.

Olivia Watson has been cheering since she was in 7th grade.

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Name: Olivia Watson

Sport: Cheerleading

Grade: 12

Accomplishments:  

She earned UCA All- American during her sophomore, junior, and senior year. She was also the JV cheer captain for her sophomore year.

Coach Amy Fleck’s quote: 

“Liv is a focused and dedicated cheerleader. Her tumbling and flying skills have been an asset to our team. She’s been a great mentor to the underclassmen. It’s been a pleasure getting to work with her this year.”


Eagle Eye: How did you first get involved in this sport?

OW: “I was involved with gymnastics and a friend told me to try out in 7th grade because I could do flips, and I’ve been hooked ever since”

EE: What other sports do you play?

OW: “None, cheer is my life”

EE: Favorite sports team?

OW: “PSU”

EE: Favorite professional athlete?

OW: “Simone Biles”

EE: Favorite Food?

OW: “Anything Mexican”

EE: What is your favorite part of the sport you play?

OW: “I love working with the younger girls and inspiring them to cheer and try new things”

EE: What is your greatest memory from this sport?

OW: “Watching the varsity girls when I was in JH and wanting to be just like them”

EE: What is your greatest motivation to succeed?

OW: “I just pray I don’t die when tumbling and when I’m stunting, the people below me do all the work so I just act pretty”

EE: What advice would you give younger athletes?

OW: “Trust those you work with and don’t be afraid to go out of your comfort zone when trying new skills”

EE: What are your future goals?

OW: “Attend Juniata College and major in Chemistry or Biology and pursue Pre-Medicine. I also will probably cheer for the college as well. #GOEAGLES”

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