Federal Way Mirror Female Athlete of the Week for Feb. 14: Catherine Huynh

Decatur senior leads gynmastics team to undefeated season, places top two in All-City meet events.

Decatur High School senior Catherine Huynh, gymnastics, was selected as the Federal Way Mirror Female Athlete of the Week for Feb. 14.

Q: What is your favorite subject/class in school?

A: Leadership.

Q: What other activities/hobbies do you enjoy?

A: Painting and spending time with family and friends.

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: My mom!

Q: The best advice I’ve ever been given by a coach is:

A: To always try my best and have fun, and to enjoy what I am doing.

Q: Describe your pre-game ritual and your favorite post-meet meal.

A: Pre-game ritual – I always remember to breathe to get rid of my nerves as I compete and to get lots of sleep the night before a meet. Post-meet meal – I enjoy a nice bowl of cereal.

Q: Song you currently can’t stop listening to?

A: “Good News” by Mac Miller.

From the sideline: Decatur High School senior Catherine Huynh is one of the captains and leaders of the Decatur gymnastics Team. With the triumph in the Federal Way All-City Meet two weeks ago, the team ended the regular season undefeated. In the All-City Meet, Catherine placed first place on floor (9.20), first place on beam (9.10), second on uneven bars (8.00), and second in All-Around (34.55). During the NPSL postseason meet she was second place on the beam and sixth place in the All-Around competition. Catherine will lead her team this week at the West Central District Meet with hopes of returning to the WIAA 4A State Championship Meet. Catherine is a model student-athlete. She is a member of our student leadership group that has built an inclusive climate for all students at Decatur. Catherine has earned a 3.982 cumulative grade point average in a rigorous college prep schedule including nine Advanced Placement courses in science, math, English and social studies.