Senior Spring Spotlight: GRACIE CRULO-ROOD

Five questions with Bedford North Lawrence senior Gracie Crulo-Rood

Sport: Track; Career choice: Special needs teacher; College: IU Southeast

Question 1: Who has been your role model?

Crulo-Rood: My sister Allie. She always did really well in school, and was a great leader on and off the court. I have looked up to her ever since I was little. She is nice to everyone and doesn’t take anyone for granted.

Question 2: Can you describe your emotions when the track season was cancelled?

Crulo-Rood: My emotions were really high. I found out that, not only did my senior year come to an end, but so did track season. I’m not big into running, many people know that, but I enjoyed spending time with my track family.

Question 3: You got to finish basketball but lost track. Do you feel fortunate to have a little closure?

Crulo-Rood: 100 percent, I feel fortunate that I got to finish my senior season of basketball. I can’t imagine not being able to finish out our run in the tournament.

Question 4: What did high school sports teach you?

Crulo-Rood: High school sports taught me a lot, such as how to be a team player, be a leader, and how to manage my time efficiently.

Question 5: When the current restrictions are lifted, who’s the first person you want to see?

Crulo-Rood: I want to see all my friends, of course, but I especially want to see Chloe (McKnight) and Irye (Gomez). We’re kind of the three amigos.

Senior Spring Spotlight is a daily feature focusing on BNL’s senior class following the cancellation of the spring sports seasons by the IHSAA in the midst of the coronavirus epidemic.