Get to know: Ateneo’s Amy Ahomiro
Barry Viloria on Mar 20, 2015 10:24 AM
"It was like a fairytale. Nothing works out at first, but in the end, everything would happen for a reason." --- Amy Ahomiro
MANILA, Philippines – "It was like a fairytale. Nothing works out at first, but in the end, everything would happen for a reason."
This is how Ateneo Lady Eagle Amy Ahomiro sums up her journey in the UAAP so far. In her fourth year in the league, she had just won the Finals MVP honors for the season, and her team had just clinched their second UAAP women’s volleyball championship in history.
Of Australian descent, Amy kick-started her love for volleyball back home in New Zealand. Ever since her youth, she already got involved in a lot of sports also including softball, basketball, and football. She also held a black belt in taekwondo and would complete internationally when she was nine until around 14.
But it was only when she came to the Philippines for high school at Brent International School that the sporty lass took a more intense liking towards volleyball.
"For me, it’s the hardest sport and is the ultimate team sport. In basketball, you can get the rebound and then you can go up for the shot. In volleyball, someone has to receive it, someone has to set it, someone has to spike it. For me, it really encompasses what team sport is, so I really fell in love with that aspect of the game," she says.
But Amy had to sit out in many of the games in her first years in the UAAP. This was due to frequent injuries in her anterior cruciate ligament or ACL, a main ligament in the knee. She finally got to play full-on last year, with Coach Tai Bundit at the helm, and, in Season 76, contributed to Ateneo’s first title in women’s volleyball.
Quickly, Amy grew to become a reliable middle player on the squad. She averaged 8.5 points in the two-game series against De La Salle University this season, cementing her stature and marking her presence in the event.
Amy is keen on completing her undergraduate degree this March. Next year, she sets her eyes on pursuing a Masters in communications also at Ateneo, all while taking on her last playing year in the UAAP.
ABS-CBN Sports gets to know the volleybelle more here:
Name: Amy Ahomiro
Birthday: May 1, 1992
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Her idol in the sport: UST alumna Aiza Maizo! She’s a leftie like me, and she’s super galing!
Favorite type of music: Hip-hop, R&B, soul
Favorite musician: I love Drake! He gets to me through a lot of games. I listen to him before the games I just get in the zone. I listen to Started From the Bottom and Headlines. I also love Miguel and Usher!
Favorite actress: Angelica Panganiban
Favorite movie: That Thing Called Tadhana. I watch a lot of Pinoy movies! I like the scary ones about aswangs and all that stuff.
Favorite hangout place on campus: Blue Eagle Gym! (Laughs)
Favorite hangout place off campus: Anywhere with my family by the pool. My family doesn’t lives here, so I have, like, an adoptive family. I’m always with them. They took me under their wing when my mom left.
Favorite travel destination: I like going to Palawan or Cebu! I like exploring the Philippines!
Her ultimate dream: ‘Di naman showbiz, pero if there are opportunities where I can host, I am open to that. Just in case, I’d like to follow in Gretchen Ho’s footsteps as sports anchor and reporter, because I really love sports and I already know a lot of sports. But I’ll also follow my track sa communications like PR or marketing.
Top 3 things she can’t leave the house without: My phone; money—I don’t like to leave the house without a little bit of money just in case I need to get a trike or want water; and lip balm!