Anthony Hansen: Putting the “Student” in Student Athlete

Lydia W. '26

Anthony Hansen is sophomore at OLSH on the basketball and baseball teams. When not playing sports, he spends some of his time taking photos at school events, such as basketball games. Anthony is involved in his faith just as much as he is involved in our wonderful school.


Q: What are all of the activities you do at OLSH?

A: “Baseball, basketball, photography for school events, Clarion interviewed, lector, chapel choir, campus ministry, and National Honor Society.”

Q: What do you do outside of OLSH?

A: “Just baseball.”

Q: How do you balance doing all of these activities?

A: “ I work on using my study halls to my advantage, asking teachers and my peers for help, and I make a schedule for outside of school so I know when I have time to do what.”

Q: What is the most challenging part of being in all of these activities?

A: “Managing all of my time outside of school.”

Q: What is your favorite activity and why?

A: “Baseball, it is a lot of fun being with the guys.” 

Q: What’s the hardest class to keep up with?


Q: How long have you been doing each of these activities?

A: “I started baseball at 6, I’ve done basketball since 4th grade, and I started photography at the beginning of the year.”

Q: What is the most rewarding activity you do?

A: “Campus ministry.” 

Q: What does your typical day look like? 

A: “ I go to school, any sports I have going on, then go home and do homework.” 

Q: What/who motivates you?

A: “My family”

Q: Why/how did you get into baseball? Basketball?

A:  “ My parents.” 

Q:What advice do you have for underclassmen trying to balance sports, school, and activities?

A: “Don’t fall behind, once you get a little bit behind it just stacks up. Make sure to use your study halls.” 

Q: What goals are you working towards?

A: “Graduate and get into college.”


Good luck in your junior year, Anthony!