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Q-and-A with Marissa Jones, Lincoln-Way North bowling

MarissJones Lincoln-Way North. | Joseph P. Meier~Sun Times Media

Marissa Jones, of Lincoln-Way North. | Joseph P. Meier~Sun Times Media

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Updated: January 11, 2013 6:09AM



Marissa Jones, of Lincoln-Way North bowling, finished second in the 2011-12 SouthWest Suburban Red meet.

The senior also competes in cross country and soccer.

Why bowling?

My family is really into it. My uncle is a major bowler who gets 300s all the time, and my cousins (Kayla and Kelsey O’Brien) were on the team at Lincoln-Way North. So I didn’t really expect to do all that good; I just wanted to do something with my cousins.

What are your goals for the season?

Taking second in conference last season was really unexpected. I want to do well at conference again this season and possibly even make it to state.

What do you think about your team?

We’re going to be good. We lost Taylor Heppeler, who was our one girl who got to state last year, but we have a lot of good girls and one of the juniors will step up and take her spot.

What’s easier: real bowling or Wii bowling?

Wii bowling. Real bowling is probably harder. I can get big scores on Wii.

What’s on your iPod?

I’ll listen to pretty much everything, from hip-hop to country. My favorite artist ever since I was little was Martina McBride. She’s just an inspiring person.

If you could take any celebrity to prom, who would it be?

Channing Tatum. He’s just awesome. He’s awesome in all the movies he plays in.

If you had to go on one reality show, which would it be?

Can I pick a talk show? If so, I’d pick Ellen DeGeneres’ show. She’s awesome. She’s happy all the time. I love her.

Which one of your teammates should have her own reality show?

Kayla O’Brien. She’s so sarcastic all the time and she loves to joke around.

As told to Steve Millar



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