Almond-Bancroft Student-Athlete Thomas Hunt: Pancakes or Waffles Interview Advice: Don’t Take Any Opportunity for Granted

(OnFocus) – A-B senior Thomas Hunt made a name for himself in the 2021 baseball season, capped off by being selected to play in the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches All Star Classic.

We caught up with Hunt with our world famous interview,  ‘Pancakes or Waffles?’ to learn more about what makes the A-B grad ‘tick.’

OnFocus: What classes are you taking this year?

Hunt: Anatomy, Strength & Conditioning, Life Smarts, Child Development, Classic Literature, Understanding Media, Professional Cooking

OnFocus: What is your favorite class?

Hunt: Strength and Conditioning.

OnFocus: What words of wisdom can you give to other student-athletes?

Hunt: First, I would say to be the best teammate you can be and do whatever the team needs from you. Second, I would say not to take any opportunity you are given for granted and to put your all into every practice and game because it could all be over before you know it.

OnFocus: What are your hobbies?

Hunt: Baseball, Basketball, Weight Lifting, Video Games.

OnFocus: Who is/was your favorite teacher?

Hunt: Ms. Parr.

OnFocus: What is the most unusual food you have eaten?

Hunt: Bulgogi Pork.

OnFocus: What is your favorite music to listen to?

Hunt:  Rap music, but I listen to country too.

OnFocus: What are your plans after high school?

Hunt: I am committed to Bryant & Stratton College in Milwaukee to play baseball while studying towards a associates degree in Business before moving on to a 4 year school to hopefully continue playing baseball while studying towards a bachelor’s degree in exercise science/kinesiology.

OnFocus: If they made a movie about you, and your life,  what would it be called?

Hunt: My answer would have to be 3. Just because of how much I loved the movie 42 about Jackie Robinson I think something as simple as 3 could be a great title as it has been my number since I was 9.

OnFocus: What sports do you play?

Hunt: Baseball and Basketball.

OnFocus: Which teammate would you not want to be stranded with on a deserted island?

Hunt: I don’t really have an answer to this one. There isn’t one of my teammates that I would be upset to be stranded on an island with.

OnFocus: What is your most memorable moment as an athlete?

Hunt: First time throwing 90/first home run.

OnFocus: Who is your favorite athlete?

Hunt: Trevor Bauer, I love the energy he brings to the game, and how he has sparked change in the MLB to be more exciting.

OnFocus: What do you enjoy most about playing home games?

Hunt: Being able to have more family and friends, along with just being more comfortable at your home field than anywhere else.

OnFocus: What’s the best thing about being a student-athlete at Almond-Bancroft?

Hunt: The best thing about being a student-athlete at Almond-Bancroft is definitely the friendships I have created inside and outside the school. I would’ve never met some of my best friends without being a student-athlete

OnFocus: What words of wisdom can you give to other student-athletes?

Hunt: First, I would say to be the best teammate you can be and do whatever the team needs from you. Second, I would say not to take any opportunity you are given for granted and to put your all into every practice and game because it could all be over before you know it.

OnFocus: Lastly, pancakes or waffles?

Hunt: Pancakes.

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David Keech
Author: David Keech

David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]