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 junior tennis player on the Omaha men's tennis team, Alexander Woodward, is profiled.
Name: Alexander Woodward
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
High School: Lincoln Southwest
Sport: Men's Tennis
Major: Computer Engineering
What is your favorite vacation spot? Home
What is currently on your music play list? Keep it Mello, Marshmello
Which actor/actress would play you in a movie? Alex Hitchens (Will Smith)
What do you remember about your first college competition? Teammate wore a Batman onesie most of the trip to North Dakota.
Who was your favorite athlete growing up? Roberto Luongo (Vancouver Canucks) because he stopped pucks going at his face.
Who is your favorite professional sports team? Vancouver Canucks
What are three things in life you couldn't live without? Food, water, and occasionally shelter.
Which three people would you want to have dinner with (current or historical)? Marshmello, Eryn Cook, and Ricky Babcock.
What is your favorite television show or movie? The movie "Hitch."
What is the best advice you've ever received? Risk it for the biscuit.
What attracted you to your institution? Omaha has always been home.
What community service projects/organizations are you involved with outside of athletics? Dance Marathon, a fundraiser for the Children's Hospital.
What has been your most memorable moment as a student-athlete? Meeting other student-athletes from different schools and conferences through SAAC.
What is the greatest lesson you have learned from being a student-athlete? When people doubt you, prove them wrong.
What is your favorite spot on campus? Mammal Hall, cleanest air on campus.
What is your dream job/career? Coding software that will make an impact on the world.
Your most prized possession is? My Dickey's Barbecue cups.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Canada (Drake is from there)
If you could have one superpower what would it be? The power to heal, in order to help people live better and be more successful.
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