• 11 NCAA Div. III national team championships
  • 31 NCAA Div. III individual championships
  • 161 Iowa Conference titles
  • 23 Iowa Conference all-sports titles
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Spencer Bakerink

Junior, basketball

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Hometown: Creston, Iowa

High School: Creston

Why Central? 
When I first came on my visit I really liked the size of the campus and the friendly atmosphere.

You’re majoring in psychology because…
I want to work for the FBI someday and I find the classes and information very interesting.

Favorite Central memory
My favorite Central memory would have to be when we went to Puerto Rico as a team last year.

Top song in your iPod
Don’t come around here no more- Tom Petty

All-time favorite NBA player
Kobe

Why you love Central basketball
I love Central basketball, because we are a big family and we would do anything for each other.

Thing you like best about this year’s team 
I feel that this year we have better chemistry off the court than in years past.

Dream job
Criminal Profiler for the FBI           

Person past or present you’d like to have lunch with
I would like to have lunch with Dan Marino

Sport you wish you could be great at
I would like to be great at golf, because I enjoy golfing but I’m not very good.

The thing that has surprised you most about Coach Douma 
His love for Prius cars.

Pre-game ritual or habit
Just sit and think about doing everything right

Describe your perfect Valentine’s Day
My perfect Valentine’s day would be going out to a nice steak dinner with my girlfriend Dana.

Can’t live without…
TV

Teammate you’d pick to partner with on Amazing Race and why you’d win
I would partner with Andy Waugh and we would win because he is always scheming and I know he would do whatever it would take to win.

Bucket list
Travel to Hawaii
Watch the Lakers before Kobe retires
Watch the Final Four live

 


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