Every Monday night for the rest of the high school year, our sports staff will name a Sentinel Athlete of the Week featuring one area athlete who stood out in competition.
This week we select Big Spring diver Shannon McCabe. During Saturday’s PIAA Class 2A Diving Championships, the junior gave an impressive showing and earned herself a silver medal with a total of 408.75 points.
Q: What are your keys to success as a diver?
A: My key to success as a diver is mainly repetition. I always just need constant numbers in each dive in practices to make sure I feel prepared. Secondly, just playing a certain song and going through the dive mentally with minimal motions on deck to really prepare myself.
Q: What hobbies do you have outside of your sport?
A: Hobbies outside of the sport are running, soccer, enjoying nature and just trying to stay active.
Q: If you could have any job in the world, what would it be and why?
A: If I could have any job in the world it would be a scuba diver instructor because I could work in the Caribbean, travel the world and have so much fun meeting people and being in the water!
Q: Who inspires you the most in life?
A: I have a lot of great people in my life who have inspired me, but my father would have to be the one who has inspired me the most.
Q: Now that the season is finally over, what are you looking forward to with the time you have now?
A: I’m actually really looking forward to club training and doing three meter (I guess I’m always diving or near a pool) and also weight training (is something) I really enjoy. Besides training hobbies taking up my time, now I can also do soccer and go on hikes and just have a good spring!