• 11 NCAA Div. III national team championships
  • 32 NCAA Div. III individual championships
  • 176 Iowa Conference titles
  • 23 Iowa Conference all-sports titles
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Cory Bacon

Senior, basketball

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Hometown: Garwin, Iowa

High School: GMG

Why Central?
I come from a very small town and Pella is such a great community. I loved the basketball team because they were a lot of fun to be around and made me feel welcome when I visited compared to other schools. There was no doubt it was a perfect fit for me.

Best class you’ve taken and why
It will be outdoor pursuits and introduction to angling in the spring because I love the outdoors.

You’re majoring in exercise science because…
I am a fitness junkie.

Favorite Central memory
4th floor Scholte freshman year.

Why you love basketball
I don’t think there’s a single thing not to love about it.

What you’re most excited about this season
A new beginning with new coaching staff, members, and goals to be met.

All-time favorite Thanksgiving food
I love food in general, when there’s a lot in one place it’s like heaven.

The best thing about this year’s team
We all get along really well and are equally as goofy. We like pre-game dance parties in the locker room.

Celebrity crush
Luke Bryan and Rob Dyrdek- they’re so goofy!

The hardest part of practice
Fronting the post, especially Strasko and Alexis. They are strong and I usually get an elbow to the face.

Black Friday – love it or hate it?
I don’t hate it but I also don’t participate. I do like to go people watch.

Person past or present you’d like to have lunch with
Past- Chris Farley, so I could laugh for hours.

The best reason to visit Garwin
Level B road muddin’ in whatever vehicle available.

Teammate most likely to win a game of knockout and why
Sarah Paulson, she’s legitimate at life.

Bucket list
1. See Garth Brooks in concert
2. Go to Rome and Ireland
3. Have our own farming corporation
4. Beat my dad in one-on-one

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