Why She’s Amazing

Gianna Ferreri doesn’t want to be a princess. She wants to be more.

Growing up with an older brother, Gianna was often called upon if her brother and his friends were short a player for a football game. She loved playing with them and decided to join a team. Gianna is the only girl on her football team, and she loves it! Combine that with a recent cross country accomplishment, and Gianna seems unstoppable.

We had a chance to ask Gianna a few questions. Something tells us we’ll be seeing a lot more of this amazing girl!

“Have hope and work hard and don’t be afraid to try.” – Gianna Ferreri

Q & A

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up and why?

A: I want to be an astronaut because then you can see stars up close.

Q: What do people say when you tell them that?

A: They think it’s cool and different.

Q: Do people ever call you “princess” and, if so, how does that make you feel?

A: No one calls me that.

Q: How did you become interested in playing football?

A: I like playing outside and playing sports. My brother and his friends sometimes need me to play football with them in the backyard. I love playing football with them!

Q: Do your family and friends support your interest in playing football?

A: Yes! They love to watch me play and think it’s cool. I’m the only girl on my team!

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Q: Did you ever think you’d be called an “amazing girl” for choosing to do this?

A: No, I didn’t.

Q: What three words would you like people to use to describe you?

A: I would say kind, athletic and caring.

Q: What do you want people to know about you outside of football?

A: I am really good at running. I just finished third out of 221 runners at Cross Country Nationals in Lexington, Kentucky. It was so fun to get a trophy and a medal!

Q: If you could have ice cream with one person, whom would it be?

A: Mommy. I like to spend time with her.

Q: What advice would you give to a girl who wants to be just like you?

A: Have hope and work hard and don’t be afraid to try.

Fun Facts:

  • Gianna’s favorite app is Subway Surfer.
  • Her favorite Halloween candy is Twizzlers.
  • Gianna’s favorite songs are “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” and “Fight Song”.
  • Her favorite sports team is the Indianapolis Colts.