11 NCAA Div. III national team championships
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Hometown: Crawfordsville, Iowa
High School: Winfield-Mt. Union
I came on a college visit here with a friend and fell in love with Central right away.
Best class you’ve ever taken
I like my Biology classes like Diversity of Life, Ornithology, Genetics, etc. My favorite class was Outdoor Pursuits while I was studying abroad in Wales. We did awesome stuff like kayaking, sailing, mountain hiking, ice climbing and a lot more fun outdoor stuff.
You’re majoring in biology and environmental science because…
I find it very interesting to study and I have always loved the outdoors and nature in general.
Favorite Central athletics memory
My favorite memory was the Outdoor Track and Field Conference meet last year. All of our jumpers did very well with several personal bests. Its fun when everyone can have a good meet at the same time, especially at a big meet like conference.
Not sure yet, I would like to have a job that involves working in nature. I think working in conservation or working for a National Park would be a blast.
Aspect of track you like the best and why
I like that the competitions are against yourself as much as they are against other track athletes. I like that we have numbers and we can gauge improvement by feet or seconds and not always how we place in meets.
In your iPod
Country and Folk Music.
Top travel destination, past or future
I think my favorite trip I have gone on was to Tanzania, East Africa for a month long mission trip. I think after that was my semester abroad in Wales.
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