Student-athlete Q&A: Ryan Allie Hamilton

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Ryan Allie Hamilton

As the first Dutchtown volleyball player to receive an athletic scholarship, graduating senior Ryan Hamilton signed with the University of New Orleans last week. She was All-State, All-District, All-Metro and on the All-Star Coaches Team in 2010. Hamilton also holds the Dutchtown record in the girls javelin, which was set during the 2011 season.

Age: 18

Positions: Setter (volleyball, four years); javelin (track and field, four years)

Team: Dutchtown High School

My favorites

Athlete: Kerri Walsh

Team: The Saints

Class: Creative Writing

Movie: Cabaret

TV show: True Life

Actor: Will Ferrell

Singer: Barbara Streisand

Which athlete inspires you and why?

Kerri Walsh. She used to play court volleyball, but became a professional beach volleyball player. That still blows my mind because court volleyabll and beach volleyball are completely different elements. To me that is pretty awesome, and stuff like that gets me pumped and motivated.

What is one of your more memorable moments as an athlete?

Being  the first volleyball player at my school to make All-State. It’s still hard to believe.

What are your plans after graduating?

Kick it into high gear! Get into shape to play volleyball at UNO!

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