This is pretty cool, yesterday one of the biggest movie stars on the planet gave a shout-out on twitter to a local athlete.

Ashley Whiteman is a super talented track athlete for the U of A Pandas. She won the U Sports 300 metre title in 2016 while also helping the Pandas to a 2×200 gold and 4×400 bronze. She won the Canada West women’s track athlete of the year in 2017 and is also a three-time first team All-Canadian.

An article was written that asked her a bunch of questions, including which athlete she’d like to most have dinner with. She said:
“Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson! Less for the specific sports he was involved in and more for the person he is and where he came from. He’s hardworking, funny and gives back where it’s due. I love his attitude and how he goes about life so I think dinner with him would be nothing but fun.”

This got back to The Rock, who had a super classy response!

I talked to Ashley about getting that shout-out!

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The Rock Gives A Shout-Out To U of A Athlete!

Originally Aired: January 23, 2018

– Bryce

Filed under: Athlete, Dwayne Johnson, The Rock, U of A