Get to Know Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a fall Q&A feature profiling Summit League SAAC representatives. These SAAC representatives provide a glimpse into their personal life away from their sport and what it is like being a student-athlete.
In this week's installment, a senior pitcher on the North Dakota State baseball team, Kevin Folman, is profiled.
Name: Kevin Folman
School: North Dakota State
Hometown: Hermantown, Minn.
High School: Hermantown
Major: Mathematics Education
What is your favorite vacation spot? Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Northern Minnesota and Canada.
What is currently on your music play list? All country and classic rock.
What is your funniest memory from youth sports? Trap shooting when I was 11 years old... Peed my pants on station number 3 and kept going. Ended up shooting the best round of my life at that time! I think it was because I wanted to get the round over with as fast as I could.
Which actor/actress would play you in a movie? Johnny Knoxville
What do you remember about your first college competition? Let's just say it was a game to forget…we got walked off in the bottom of the ninth inning against the USC Trojans.
Who was your favorite athlete growing up? Joe Nathan when he was with the Minnesota Twins. Loved his focus and demeanor on the mound, and he also threw me a ball at a game when I was nine.
Who is your favorite professional sports team? Minnesota Twins
What are three things in life you couldn't live without? Baseball glove, cell phone, and my truck.
Which three people would you want to have dinner with (current or historical)? My grandpa Londi, my great uncle Jerry, and Max Scherzer.
What is your favorite television show or movie? The television show Entourage…Johnny Drama is my idol.
What is the best advice you've ever received? Hate to lose more than you love to win.
What attracted you to your institution? The combination of academics and athletics at NDSU is a perfect fit for me. The culture of NDSU Athletics is second to none. I am pretty lucky to be a Bison.
What community service projects/organizations are you involved with outside of athletics? Volunteering with Fargo Public Schools as a classroom tutor.
What has been your most memorable moment as a student-athlete? Winning The Summit League Baseball Championship in 2014 and going to a regional at Oregon State.
What is the greatest lesson you have learned from being a student-athlete? Adversity is meant to be overcome.
What is your dream job/career? Playing professional baseball or teaching high school math and coaching baseball.
Your most prized possession is? My baseball glove…that thing is my baby.
Do you have any superstitions? Stand by Kyle Ferderer and Chris Choles for every national anthem.
If you could have one superpower what would it be? The power to remember everything I have ever learned. Most of the time, it feels like I have forgotten more things than I currently know.
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