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.