Mirror’s Male Athlete of the Week: Alex Kim

Federal Way High School senior Alex Kim, tennis, is in the spotlight this week for the Federal Way Mirror’s Male Athlete of the Week.

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

A: AICE Physics.

Q: What additional activities/hobbies do you enjoy?

A: Try new food, running, watching scary movies.

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: Mom, Kyungmi Kim.

Q: If you could have dinner with anyone (living or from the past), who would it be?

A: Rafael Nadal, to learn from Nadal’s mental toughness, and because I admire his career.

Q: Describe your pre-game ritual.

A: Listen to Kanye West, get in a good stretch for at least 10 minutes, and always eat two bananas.

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

A: “Runaway” by Kanye West.

From the sidelines: Alex Kim is incredibly worthy of recognition for his contributions as a student athlete. Alex and his doubles partner have been dominant this season, having yet to lose a set in league play. Both on and off the court, he can be found encouraging his teammates, whether helping them improve a stroke, cheering them on, or just making them laugh. He truly embodies the leadership and values that Eagles athletics are meant to represent.