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AAC Student-Athlete Spotlight of the Week Q/A: Melina Manning-Liberty Leopards

By Anthony Spano-All-American Conference, 09/17/18, 12:30PM EDT

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Each week, the All American Conference will present a "Q & A" with one of its many gifted student-athletes from a participating AAC school.  The athlete featured must excel in the classroom and shown that he/her has gone above and beyond on both the field of play and by volunteering in his/her community.  This week's featured student athlete player is Melina Manning from Liberty Leopards.

Name: Melina Manning
School: Liberty High School
Sport/Position: Volleyball/Outside Hitter
Class: 2019
GPA: 4.0

What are your plans after graduation?
I plan to attend college and pursue a career in the medical field.

What is your favorite class?
Human Physiology

What do you enjoy most about playing this sport?
I love the challenge and how it strengths me mentally.

What type of volunteer work are you involved in within your community?
I volunteer at Akron Children’s Hospital and I am national Honors Society member.

Why is the most memorable moment in your scholastic career?
Being selected as MVP 2 years in a row.

What is your favorite sports related movie?
The Sandlot

Do you have any pre-game/match/meet rituals?
I like to watch college volleyball games.

Who is your role model?
My Mom

What is your favorite food?
Mexican food and ice cream.

Are you looking to continue your playing career in college?
No

Do you have a field of study already chosen when you go to college? Why that field?
I have chosen the medical field because it interests me and all of the opportunities it provides.

What team do you most enthusiastically root for? (any sport)
The Ohio State University Football and Penn State Volleyball


All-American Conference

The All-American Conference is an OHSAA-sanctioned league, created in 2008 as the result of the merger between the Trumbull Athletic Conference and the Metro Athletic Conference in Ohio. The league has 21 different member schools, with 17 sports offered throughout fall, winter and spring sports seasons.