11 NCAA Div. III national team championships
(What you won't find on Facebook...even if you are approved as a friend)
Hometown: Adel, Iowa
High School: ADM
I had been here a few times, and decided it felt more like home than a big university, and was better academically than schools recruiting me.
Your favorite professor
I have had a lot of really good professors, but it's probably a tie between Dr. Witt, because I enjoy her history courses more than anything, and Dr. Schuring, because she is probably the most down-to-earth and understanding professor I know. And the first 10 minutes of class almost always make my day.
Favorite Central memory
Has to be one of my two times abroad. Too many amazing memories, but one that I will never forget was standing inside the Colisseum in Rome.
You’re majoring in economics because…
My passion is in history, but I decided to take a few business courses with Andy Waugh as a freshman and realized I was pretty good at economics. However, after being abroad twice I have decided I want to pursue international law next year in grad school.
Thing you like best about your team
I feel we are an extremely close knit group of guys who would do anything for each other.
Toughest part of practice
Probably the first half an hour for myself. It takes me a while to get my body going after just getting out of class.
Person past or present you’d like to have lunch with
Probably Harry Potter. Don't think I really need to explain my answer. Or Natalie Portman. I would love to take her on a date, even if I couldn't muster the courage to say something to her.
The thing most people don’t know about Coach Douma
He is addicted to Mountain Dew! He is always drinking it. I'm going to try and convert him to green tea.
Favorite NBA player
Sport you wish you could be great at
I wish I had the work ethic to run track. I think the greatest feat in the world is Usain Bolt being able to say he is the fastest man to walk the planet Earth.
Thing you worked hardest at in the offseason
I try pretty hard to stay in shape. I run a lot, partly because I just like to run, but that usually gives me an edge in the things I'm asked to do on the court.
Favorite TV show
Its a tie between How I Met Your Mother because it's hilarious and Barney Stinson is the greatest TV character ever and One Tree Hill - I wish I was as good at basketball as Nathan Scott! Guys, try it out, you won't be disappointed. Ladies, you can come to the pod and watch it whenever.
Teammate most likely to star on “The Voice”
Honestly we are all awful singers, but I guess Nick, but only when he is singing one of his Serbian songs he listens to on blast at the dorm room, and cause we rock the Mic on karaoke nights together.
Why you love Central basketball
Andy's Earlham stories
Nick's willingness to always go do something
KJ's red hair
Jordan's multiple personalities
Matt's Puerto Rican twin
Spencer's aggressive eyebrows
Kevin- slowest fast kid ever
Fred- lil bro and his passion
Brandon-Who wants to go to Iowa City?
Yaw- Ghana baby!
Nile's silly cute laugh
Jake - BURRRRRR!
Favorite food to eat after a game
Anything I don't have to make, and ice cream
I really want to travel to every country in the world.
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