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April 24, 2014

Give and Go: Georgia's Kelly Arnhart

by Corey McLaughlin | | Twitter

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Georgia's star loves how much the sport has grown in the peach state. 

Who is your favorite athlete?

Jarvis Jones, linebacker for the Steelers. He was so fun to watch play at UGA and is a beast at tackling.

What's one thing you can't live without?

Peanut butter. It's probably my favorite food. I'm really bad about eating a spoonful at night for dessert.

What's one thing that always puts you in a good mood?

My friends. They're the best. They always know how to make me laugh.

What's one thing lacrosse really needs?

A shot clock would be nice. It would keep the game moving and would be interesting for the fans, especially the last few minutes in a close game.

What's been the proudest moment of your career?

Winning the SWLL championship last year. It was my first time winning SWLL at UGA and our team played so well together. Definitely one of the most fun games I've played in.

What's the biggest obstacle you've overcome?

Playing lacrosse from a non-traditional area. When I was going through the recruiting process, I felt like I had to work twice as hard to get recognized. I absolutely love seeing how much lacrosse has grown, especially in Georgia, and want to contribute to the growth of the sport once I graduate.

If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?

Ellen DeGeneres. She is not only hysterical, but also extremely generous.

What's the most adventurous thing you've ever done?

I went cliff jumping in Negril, Jamaica with my sister.

What did you want to be when you were younger?

A singer. I actually still wish I could be a singer, but I'm pretty much tone deaf.

Its 2024 — Where are you and what are you doing?

As of now I see myself moving back to Georgia after optometry school. I would love to be a part of a group optometric practice and have a family. Also I would really enjoy coaching at any level someday.

Where did you go on your last vacation?

Cancun. I went for spring break and it was awesome. The weather was perfect and we were spoiled at our hotel.

Do you have any pregame rituals?

Pregame dance parties. Whether we're riding in the vans with the whole team or it's just me and my roommate in the car, we always have to get a little dance in. "Timber" is our go-to this year.

What's your major at Georgia?

Biology. I'm going to optometry school next year.

What is your favorite class?

Biochemistry. My teacher really made the class interesting and applicable by using case studies.

This interview originally appears in the May 2014 issue of Lacrosse Magazine. Join US Lacrosse today to start your subscription!

What's on your lacrosse bucket list?

To win the WCLA national championship this year. I have seen the team improve so much throughout the last three years and definitely think we have a shot.

Overtime (from Penn State coach/Team USA assistant Jeff Tambroni)

What Hollywood actor/actress plays you in a movie about your life?

Emma Stone. I think our sense of humor is pretty similar — quirky, witty and a little sarcastic.

Double Overtime (Caulley Deringer, Alexandria, Va.)

Who was your lacrosse idol growing up and why?

Crista Samaras. I played on XTEAM [club program] for her and she taught me more than I could have imagined both on and off the field. She is an incredible lacrosse player and would always jump in drills with us.

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