Cosby's Ellie Mead

Cosby’s Ellie Mead

GPA: 4.2

Athletic accomplishments: During September, Ellie scored 10 goals and added eight assists for the Cosby field hockey team. The team is undefeated, and in September, the Titans outscored their opponents 59-0. Ellie has been named all-region each of the past three years.

Academic accomplishments: Ellie is a member of the National Honor Society, the Varsity Club and the German Club.

Favorite class: “Anatomy and physiology.”

Future major: “I’m thinking about nursing or anything in the medical field.”

Strengths: “I’m a pretty strong leader. I have a set way of how I want things to go.”

Three words to describe her: “Forgetful, funny, sarcastic.”

Toughest opponent: “My sister Emily. She’s also my coach.”

Working to improve: “Not forgetting as many things, always staying on task.”

Best sports memory: “One time I participated in a VCU field hockey game with my sister. I thought it was really fun. We’re five or six years apart so we’ve never been able to play together.”

Favorite food: “Pizza.”

Favorite candy: “Kit Kat.”

On her playlist: “I like hip-hop and rock.”

Most embarrassing thing on her playlist: “That old song ‘What Does the Fox Say?’”

If she could have one wish: “To successfully get through college, become a nurse and play hockey all at the same time.”

What most people don’t know: “A lot of people don’t know I’m an artists. I draw and paint.”

If she could go on any reality show: “The Price is Right.”

Hidden talent: “Juggling.”

Dream car: “Lamborghini.”

If she could travel anywhere in the world: “Germany.”

Hero: “I look up to my mom a lot. She’s my role model.”

If she could have dinner with anyone dead or alive: “My grandmother.”

If she could have any superpower: “Super speed like The Flash.”

Her house is burning down and she can take only one thing with her: “My phone.”

Scholar-athletes of the month are nominated by their coach or athletics director and are chosen by the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Richmond Sports Backers. For more information on the program, visit

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Eric Kolenich writes sports stories for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, focusing on local athletes and teams. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 2008 with a BA in English and joined the paper in 2009. (804) 649-6109

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